Q&A: Physical Touch and Distance

Q: My fiancé’s love language is physical touch and I travel a lot. Do you have any suggestions?

Gary: It is true that you cannot put your arm around him or hold his hand when you are not physically present. However, all love languages can be expressed long distance. You can say, “If I were with you right now, I’d give you a big hug and a big kiss that you’d never forget.” He will likely get it emotionally, even though you’re not present with him physically. You’re thinking about his love language and you’re verbalizing what you’d do if you were there. I think that at least on short trips away, you’ll find this helpful.