Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography
Stop holding hands in public.
Sometimes when I see couples holding hands I glance wistfully at my husband's hand, which is not in my own, and recall happier times when we couldn't go anywhere unless it was hand-in-hand. After a while we gave that habit up because it was unnecessarily limiting. The asshats from 40 Days of Dating challenged themselves to hold hands for 8 hours straight, and it made everything more difficult, from going to the bathroom to doing handstands (which, seriously, isn't something you need to do, even if you have use of both hands). Plus, most couples have height discrepancies and different arm lengths, which makes walking hand-in-hand difficult. So stop pressuring yourself to hold hands and just enjoy your ability to freely swing your arms back and forth. It's liberating.