Author: Kory Floyd, PhD, is a professor of family and interpersonal communication at the University of Arizona. He has studied the communication of affection in close relationships and its connection with health and wellness for more than twenty years. Dr. Floyd’s work has been featured on the Today show, HuffPost Live, NPR, BBC radio, and in numerous print sources, including Glamour, Women's Health, Redbook, and Seattle Times. He has written multiple textbooks and scholarly books about communication in personal relationships, and he writes the Affectionado blog for Psychology Today. He currently lives in Tucson, Arizona.