Being with a Person You Love May Relieve Physical Pain

A recent study, executed by researchers from that University of Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology in Hall, Austria, and the University of Balearic Islands in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, suggests that simply being with a person you love may relieve physical pain.Being with a Person You Love May Relieve Physical Pain

For the study, a team of researchers recruited 48 heterosexual couples and their average age was of 25.4 years. The average period of being together was 3.22 years. They all had to fill in a questionnaire in order researchers could assess their empathy.

The scientists found that both males and females showed more resilience to pain when their romantic partner was present. Also, the higher the partner’s level of empathy was, the higher was the level of pain tolerance.

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