What's your love language
How to know someone else’s love language - You must observe how a person expresses love to others, and analyze both what they complain about and request from their partner most.
To achieve better communication - When you demonstrate your caring in a love language your partner understands, you communicate your feelings much more clearly.
You can learn other languages - Similar to the way we can become more comfortable conversing in a second language with practice, we can also practice using secondary love languages.
After analyzing your partner... - It’s time to see what the five different love languages entail, and get some examples of each.
1. Words of affirmation - One way to express love is to use words, one of humankind's greatest tools. Chapman suggests simple, straightforward statements of affirmation.
1. Words of affirmation - One way is to give compliments. Tell your partner they look fantastic even when they’re wearing pajamas.
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Shower them with love! There are many ways to say “I love you” without saying those words, and using alternate, more specific avenues can have a greater impact.
2. Quality time - Time is money, and for many people using it on them is the most valuable form of love that money could never buy.
2. Quality time - Quality time does not, however, mean binge-watching Netflix together. It’s all about giving your undivided attention to your partner.
2. Quality time - Planning a date is a great way to set aside a chunk of time just for you two, or you could go bigger and plan an entire trip.
3. Receiving gifts - A misconception about this love language is that it requires money, but the gift lies in the thought behind it, no matter how much it costs.
3. Receiving gifts - Physical gifts also show how much you know about a person, even if it’s just getting a pint of their favorite ice cream after they've had a long day.
3. Receiving gifts - If this is your partner’s love language, they’ll be very offended if your gifts are last-minute, generic, or forgotten.
4. Acts of service - This just means doing things you know your partner would like you to do. By doing these practical things, you serve them and they feel loved.
4. Acts of service - Consider things like cooking a meal, getting the car tires changed, changing the baby's diaper, picking up a prescription—these are all acts of service.
5. Physical touch - We have long known that physical touch is a way to communicate emotional love, which holds true from the minute we are born.
5. Physical touch - It's not just sex either. Holding hands, kissing, embracing, and more are all ways of communicating emotional love.
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For those who prefer this love language, not having regular physical contact can be detrimental to a relationship.