What Your Body Language Says About Your Relationship

Never underestimate the power of non-verbal communication.

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There are countless ways our body language reveals our first attraction or when we first fall in love with someone. Eye contact, raised eyebrows, torso leaned in, smiling more often, laughing at the lamest jokes, getting touchy, closer proximity, and head tilting to one side are all non-verbal gestures that expose our attraction to someone. However, when attraction starts growing into love and this love then grows into an ever-lasting devotion, our body gives us signals that are even more important.

Sometimes, we become unaware of the signals we could be sending to our loved ones with our body language. Never underestimate the power of non-verbal communication. The following are 5 basic non-verbal actions we do on a regular basis that will help us all better understand the meaning behind them. 

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The eyes are the window to the soul:

Always look your partner in the eye during conversations, as this reflects respect and genuine interest in what your partner is saying, even when you’re arguing.  Avoid rolling your eyes because it indicates annoyance, disapproval, and at times, disinterest in what the other has to say, eventually leading to harboring negative feelings.  

On a more intimate level, gazing into each other’s eyes could spark a fire between you,  especially during lovemaking. Remember that avoiding eye contact is an absolute communication killer and you definitely don’t want this to happen with your spouse and in bed! 

Photo by: Hamed Kamel

Laughter is contagious:

Don’t be a sourpuss! If your partner is approaching you with a smile on his/her face, don’t frown at them. Laugh with them and make your laughter contagious instead of scowling. Let smiling become a habit among you because think of how it could affect your relationship.

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Hugs and kisses:

It’s not about the quantity as much as it is about the quality on this one. Yes, hugging and kissing your spouse often is a sign of a strong connection between you. But, pay attention to the quality of those hugs and kisses. 

Do you kiss with parted or pursed lips? Slightly parted lips are inviting, simply stating that you’re open, whereas kissing with pursed lips says that you’re just doing this out of obligation or that you’re avoiding intimacy.  When it comes to hugging, is there too much bodily space between the two of you? Or worse, are your hugs basically just a friendly pat on the shoulder? These details are crucial to the type of connection you want to build with them!

Closeness and physical contact:

Distance does not make the heart grow fonder when it comes to physical contact with your spouse. This is more about caressing and being physically close to one another. Being in love means feeling the need to get physically closer to the person you love and this entails the simplest daily physical acts and gestures we share with our spouses. 

Sitting closer to one another, whether you’re at home or out together, cuddling in bed, gentle caressing, holding hands while walking side by side, and leaning towards the other during a conversation, are all signs of interest and closeness. 

With arms wide open: 

When we love someone, we respect them and we genuinely listen to what they have to say. Don’t fold your arms while conversating. Studies have shown that folding our arms actually hinders our receptiveness to messages and if done while arguing, gives a sense of superiority over the receptive party. 

As you open your heart to someone, open your arms, as well. Invite them in and encourage them to speak their minds.

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After realizing the significance of non-verbal communication and body language, I am certain that you’ll stop and think about the previous points when dealing with your partner from now on. If we take care of just a few things that we do, we’ll surely be able to build stronger connections with our partners. To more gentle caresses, late night cuddles, and everlasting gazes! 

There are countless ways our body language reveals our first attraction or when we first fall in love with someone. Eye contact, raised eyebrows, torso leaned in, smiling more often, laughing at the lamest jokes, getting touchy, closer proximity, and head tilting to one side are all non-verbal gestures that expose our attraction to someone. However, when attraction starts growing into love and this love then grows into an ever-lasting devotion, our body gives us signals that are even more important.

Sometimes, we become unaware of the signals we could be sending to our loved ones with our body language. Never underestimate the power of non-verbal communication. The following are 5 basic non-verbal actions we do on a regular basis that will help us all better understand the meaning behind them. 

Photo by: Chronicle Studios

The eyes are the window to the soul:

Always look your partner in the eye during conversations, as this reflects respect and genuine interest in what your partner is saying, even when you’re arguing.  Avoid rolling your eyes because it indicates annoyance, disapproval, and at times, disinterest in what the other has to say, eventually leading to harboring negative feelings.  

On a more intimate level, gazing into each other’s eyes could spark a fire between you,  especially during lovemaking. Remember that avoiding eye contact is an absolute communication killer and you definitely don’t want this to happen with your spouse and in bed! 

Photo by: Hamed Kamel

Laughter is contagious:

Don’t be a sourpuss! If your partner is approaching you with a smile on his/her face, don’t frown at them. Laugh with them and make your laughter contagious instead of scowling. Let smiling become a habit among you because think of how it could affect your relationship.