Do you ever feel you and your partner are talking past each other? Dissatisfaction with your relationship can have serious consequences for your well-being and health. When it comes to how you express love and affection, you both may be doing an excellent job - just not in a way the other person recognizes. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman breaks down the way many couples express affection so you can better show your love:
Words of Affirmation: Some people need praise, kind remarks, and “I Love You’s.” They need to be verbally recognized for their efforts.
Receiving Gifts: Whether it is a Tesla Model X or their favorite chocolate bar from the grocery store, receiving gifts makes them feel remembered, known, and appreciated.
Acts of Service: Pick up the kids or unload the dishwasher, these little things do not go unnoticed.
Quality Time: A simple evening stroll or running errands together is divine if this is your Love Language.
Physical Touch: From holding hands in public to sex, nothing can replace physical affection for these people. A simple squeeze of the shoulder as you pass them on the couch will help them feel appreciated and safe.