What’s Your Love Language?

In his book “The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate,” Dr. Gary Chapman was the first to talk about the five love languages.

Dr. Chapman says that people have different ways of giving and receiving love.

He found five main “love languages”:

  1. Acts of Service
    People who use this love language feel loved when others do things for them—like cooking a meal, doing the dishes or running errands. These things show how much their friends and family care about them and want to help.
  2. Gifts
    People who use this love language feel loved when their loved ones give them gifts that show they were thinking of them. The thought and work that went into the gift are more important than how much it cost.
  3. Quality Time
    This love language is all about spending time with people you care about without phones or TV. People who use this love language feel loved when their loved ones give them their full attention and go out of their way to spend time with them.
  4. Words of Affirmation
    People who use this love language feel loved when they hear words like “I love you” and “thank you” spoken to them.
  5. Physical Touch
    People who use this love language know that they are loved when they hug, hold hands or cuddle. Touch is important to them and makes them feel close to the people they love.

Everyone has a main way of showing love, but they may also enjoy and feel loved in other ways.

Understanding our own love language and the love language of our partner or other important people can improve communication and strengthen relationships.

Interested in discovering your own primary love language now?

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