“Love means never letting go of each other’s hand no matter what,” read the note he left her that morning.
They had spent the entire night in the park watching the stars sparkling under a full moon.
In an outpour of romance then, she had told him an observation she had, that the spaces between her fingers were created so that his could fill them.
As a child, she usually disliked when her parents or relatives or caretakers held her hand. She felt constrained, as if they were limiting her actions or her room for movement. They were holding her hand to keep her close.
But as she grew older, she began to seek the intimacy of this physical gesture. She saw more into it. That it made her feel safe and loved.
Couples hold hands to show each other off. To make each other feel secure and demonstrate that they are there for one another.
Holding hands releases oxytocin in your brains, boosting that special, romantic bond you share with your partner.
In times of need, we want someone to hold our hand. To make us feel that we are not alone. To diffuse some of their strength into us when we’re lacking it.