With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air… or at least it’s supposed to be, right?! You and your loved one, a beautiful bouquet, box of choccies, maybe a nice dinner or movie out… the reality is though that we don’t always feel loved up. But why is that?
Recently I dug out an old faithful book which I believe holds the answer. Dr Gary Chapman’s “The 5 Love Languages” cannot come recommended enough! I strongly urge every couple to read and re-read this book throughout their relationship.
In essence, it covers 5 different languages of love: Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch. Each of us has a primary love language which speaks to us the most – basically the thing that makes us feel the most loved whether that’s a kind word, help with chores, a small gift, undivided attention, or a hug. However, your love language and that of your partners may be completely different, and therefore you can move through life speaking the wrong love language. Light-bulb coming on yet?
I believe this resource is invaluable in your relationship and that’s certainly worth investing in!
If you have read The 5 Love Languages then I would love you hear your thoughts and experiences… please drop me a line below.