Love Can Be A Pain But Can It Help You Put Up With Pain Too?
Researchers from Austria found people could tolerate more pain when their loved one was in the room, even though they weren't allowed to speak to them or hold hands with them. The painkilling effect was even higher if the person's significant other was empathetic.
Nurse: Would you like to see Marvin now or would you like a little more Morphine?
Most patients: Marvin Schmarvin, bring on the Morphine!
The Daily Mail reports that study leaders say there is an analgesic effects from social support, which may even occur without verbal or physical contact.
Thank heavens I have had a lot of loving support through my many calamities, now it only hurts when I laugh. Ha Ha ouch...