Understanding your partner’s love language, which is the way they show and receive love keeps your relationship one step ahead from unnecessary misunderstandings and stress.
Recall when your partner showed you they love you without even saying a word, but with acts like paying attention to details, gifts, listening to you attentively, spending time with you, etc that resonated with what you wanted at that time.
You did not only feel special, but you also sensed the vulnerability, passion, vibe, and commitment in their actions right? Well, that is because they aligned with your love language at the time.
In today’s article, we’ll be looking at the 5 love languages according to Dr. Gary Chapman leggo…
Closer Glance At The 5 Love Languages
Dr. Gary Chapman identified the 5 love languages that helps you understand how best your partner receives love and the way to show love to them as the following;
- Words Of Affirmation,
- Gifts And Surprises,
- Acts Of Kindness,
- Quality Time and,
Let’s take a closer glance…
1. Words Of Affirmation
This is one of the 5 love languages that is often under-practiced. Most of the time we feel it is by singing “I Love You” to your partner every second but No, it is not it.
However, it is you dishing out words in the form of encouragement, appreciation, support, and compliments to your partner as often as possible.
The thing is different individuals have different ways they interpret love and if your partner draws out emotions from words using harsh derogatory words on them will gradually sink your relationship.
2. Gifts And Surprises
Inasmuch as everyone loves to be gifted, some people interpret gifts as love and that’s their love language. Now, these kinds of people appreciate gifts as little as flowers, brooch, hairpins, etc. with so much affection that you may never imagine, and that is their only way to show love to them. Pull a surprise on them with large sizes of gifts and see them gushing all over you.
3. Acts Of Kindness
This way to show love involves action strictly. For people who this is their love language, showering them with gifts and compliments will not move them. They feel loved when their partner willingly partakes in activities that will help them ease stress. To these kinds of people, helping them do the dishes, cutting the lawn grass, opening the car door, or even helping them carry some of their loads signifies to them that you love them.
4. Quality Time
For individuals who spending quality time with them is the way to show love to them, they interpret your undivided attention, devotion, and focus on them as love. When you do little things like switch off the television, your phone, or any other lurking distraction only to focus on having a conversation with them, you feel loved. So if your partner is the kind of person that loves you to give him/her your undivided attention when you both talk, loves to take a walk just for you both to have time alone then there you have it that’s your partner’s love language.
This love language includes giving hugs, giving a back rub, a foot massage, holding hands, kisses, and other types of touches. Just like the other love languages, people interpret love with touch and don’t feel love when you practice any of the listed above unless you touch them physically whether when you both are indoors or outdoors hanging out with friends.
Understanding The 5 Love Languages To Show Love To Your Partner goes a long way to show you how your partner feels or receives love which in turn goes a long way to strengthening your relationship with your partner as well as helps you ease frustration and misunderstandings in your relationship. These Love Languages will stand out to help you observe your partner, you can go all-in with trying out all 5 of them to see the one your partner responds to more and take note of them as most of us have more than one love language.