Hug. Isn’t that the most comforting and reassuring word you can hear?
Wikipedia defines hugs as a form of physical intimacy, while the Cambridge dictionary defines it as to hold someone close to your body with your arms, to show that you like, love or value them . We have specific hugs for specific relationships. Like the reassuring hug for your mother, a hug of support from your father or also, the BFF hug.
Perhaps the widest range of hugs that we have are the ones for our romantic partners. When you are in a relationship, you develop a variety of hugs that mean several emotions over the course of time. Let’s go through some of these hugs and see what they mean.