As a relationship coach and being in a relationship myself, I
realize that we all speak in different languages as it comes to love. The book Five Love Languages, written by Dr. Gary Chapman addresses these love languages in depth, I have included a very small snippet of what each love language means...
I believe it is important that we make an effort to speak in a way that our spouse can appreciate that we not only want our needs to be met, but we are making a conscious effort to meet their needs as well.
There are five love languages in which book by Dr. Gary Chapman addresses: Words of affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and
Words of affirmation:
This person likes to be praised and encouraged. They like to be told that you love them and that you think that they are beautiful, smart, amazing, “the best lover ever.” J
This person just wants to spend time with you. This isn’t just going to the movies, but focused attention with quality conversation, eye contact, and real listening.
These people are more focused on the thought behind the gift. These gifts are more visual symbols of love and can be simple, inexpensive, and even handmade.
Acts of Service:
These people like to be served. They like to be shown that you love them, so give them a massage, wash
their car, iron their clothes. This will speak volumes to them.
These people like to be touched. Hugging, Kissing, and being caressed…
People may have one that is prominent to their love language and some people may have a couple who speak to their love language.
To learn more about love languages and to take a test to find out what your love language is on Dr. Gary Chapman's website, go to: http://www.5lovelanguages.com/