Link – Hug It Out: Study Shows Hugs Really Do Make Us Happier, Especially On Hard Days – Study Finds

I know sexual abuse survivors don’t tend to be “huggers”, but we would do well to find safe people to hug when we’re having a bad day. Here’s even more research to back that up:

“Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University say people who consider themselves huggers actually have better overall health and stronger relationships. Previous research has shown the benefits of hugs and the role of touch, but studies have typically focused on romantic relationships. This latest work sought to examine the power of hugging among various social circles.”

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