I know how frustrating it is to be with your bride when she hurts and you feel you can’t do anything to help. You want to be with her, part of you wants to someplace else, so you don’t have to experience her pain. And what good is it doing for her, you being there to experience her pain? Actually it is doing her a lot of good – this study shows that a “Romantic Partner” can reduce pain. This is at least the third different study I’ve seen that gives the same message – just being with her when she is in pain will reduce her pain. So tough it out, and know that you are doing something to help.