Family and marriage counselors, recommend cuddling to couples who have intimacy issues. It is supposed to be a very useful mode of communication, especially at times when words fail you. All relationships hinge on communication both verbal and non-verbal. You can easily give your partner a cuddle to say “I Understand” in moments of crisis or sorrow. Sometimes this is a better way of communicating to your close partner than through words, and can lead to long lasting rich relationship between couples. When a child is hurt and is weeping too, a good cuddle can do what the best antiseptic cannot. It can be used as a means to convey empathy and sympathy in addition to love and affection.