No two people are the same. The way you express love may not be the same way as your partner. Although you two may be soulmates and match in every other which way, expressing love is unique to each person. We all have our own needs, and to ensure that a relationship is harmonious, it’s important to know how you and your partner express your emotions to maximize your happiness.
Love is usually expressed in one of the 5 different ways: acts of service, physical touch, quality time, receiving gifts and words of affirmation.
You feel most greatful for your partner when they go out of their way to complete a task for you. Whether it be out of the kindness of their heart, because they see that you’re too tired/busy doing something else or just because, in this love language, actions do speak louder than words.
You feel most greatful for your partner when they go out of their way to complete a task for you. Whether it be out of the kindness of their heart,
Love Language #2: Physical Touch
Whether it be intimate or just light touches to the shoulder, physical contact with your significant other means the world of a difference to you. You enjoy being touched and in return you touch back just as much. Physical contact is affirming, and even a simple whisper is enough to make you feel loved.
Whether it be intimate or just light touches to the shoulder,
You enjoy nothing more than simply spending time with your partner. Whether it be driving out to buy groceries or sitting down for a fine dinner, spend alone time with your partner is what makes your relationship work. While others are busy planning elaborate dinner parties to celebrate their birthday or accomplishments with friends, just having your significant other with you in celebration is enough.
significant other with you in celebration is enough.
You love it the best when your partner comes home from a trip and gives you a little trinket. The affirmation that you receive from a small gift reminds you of the moments that your significant other stops to think about you. Those gifts are memories of you in their mind and help to reinforce that the love is still there. The gifts don’t have to be small, they could be a simple keychain from the last road trip or an extravagant purse from that luxury store. As long as the gifts are there, your love is re-affirmed.
Love Language #5: Words of Affirmation
Hearing the words “I love you” or “You mean the world to me” or even anything along the lines of that really helps to affirm your love for each other. In this case, words speak louder than actions. You enjoy hearing your partner’s thoughts vocalized and revel in hearing their voice swoon you with sweet nothings. You know that people often avoid saying things out loud to stay in denial. Which means to you, that admitting your love through words is the equivalent of the truth.
What is My Love Language?
So just how exactly do you figure out what your love language is? It’s quite easy, from the 5 ways to express love, you can either use the process of elimination to determine which one you do the most often or which one you appreciate the most. If find that you can’t eliminate down to a single one, it’s okay. Some people view two methods as equally important to them. Although one will predominantly be expressed, it may be a little bit harder to determine. If you can’t really tell which method of expressing love is yours, try taking the 5 Love Languages test to find out as well.
Why Knowing Your Love Language is Important
Although it isn’t a complete need-to-know piece of information, it’s nice to know how exactly you show your love and need love to be shown. It helps to bring couples closer together and realize exactly what the other person is craving.
Besides just wondering why you’re both always fighting, instead find ways to show the other person how much you love them. They don’t have to be forced. If your love language is physical touch, take the time to touch your partner more if they like being touched. It doesn’t have to be sexual. The light touch of your hands as you transfer an object to a brush against the shoulder is sufficient to be reaffirming. The same goes for any of the other 4 love languages.
Try implementing them more into your daily life to improve your relationship and satisfcation. Simple things like that can help strengthen a relationship and keep the bond there for longer.
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