12/02/2010

Is there a love language???

According to Gary Chapman, there are 5 Love Languages.

1) Words of Affirmation
2) Quality Time
3) Receiving Gifts
4) Acts of Service
5) Physical Touch

Discovering what language your significant others love speaks will help to improve your relationship.  It's all about getting to know your partner, their ups/downs and all the quirks in between and how to love them the way they desire to be loved.  This is encouraged for your friendships as well :)

Those that Love "words of affirmation"  desire to hear "I love you" and why exactly you feel that way.  They are often scared by insults and will never forget how you made them feel.

Those that Love "quality time" desire "undivided attention."  Really focus on what they are saying and let them know you truly care for them by not being distracted.

Those that Love "receiving gifts" loves the effort behind the gift not just the material possession.  Its the fact that you thought enough of them to buy something.  Missing a birthday or other major event is not received well.

Those that Love "acts of service" love being helped.  Anything you do that eases the life of the one you love is greatly appreciated.  That can be as simple as cleaning the house, cooking for the night or planning a romantic evening.  Not acknowledging what they do often feels like a slight to their efforts.

Those that Love "physical touch" is not limited to the bedroom.  Just being in the physical presence of the person they love is enough.  Holding hands, rubbing the backs or necks are ways to express their love, care and concern.  Not being available or reducing time spent together will often leave a bad taste in your partners mouth.

After researching, I know I'm a little of all these rolled into one as I'm sure many women are.  Such beautiful, complicated creatures but we are worth being figured out and loved, aren't we!!!

What love language do you speak?  What love language does your partner speak?  Does your partner understand you?

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