What is your Love Language?
Hi everybody, I hope you have been enjoying your week!!
This week I’ve been thinking a lot about relationships and whether I am getting what I need.
How many of you know your Love Language? How many of you know your partners Love Language? How many of you know what “Love Language” is? “The 5 Love Languages” is a book by Gary Chapman. The book discusses five love languages, Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Physical Touch, Receiving Gifts, and Acts of Service. The book discusses each language to enable readers to communicate effectively with their partners. Learning your love language can build and help maintain strong relationships; you will learn your partner’s emotional needs and how to satisfy them.
I took the survey to learn MY LOVE LANGUAGE. For singles, the Love Language profile provides an analysis of your emotional communication preference. The survey presents a series of statements that others might say or do to show love to you. It took about 10 minutes to complete. The test is scored and the results ranked in order of importance to the test taker. My two most important love languages are, Words of Affirmation and Quality Time.
Words of Affirmation – “…unsolicited compliments mean the world to you. Hearing the words, “I love you,” are important—hearing the reasons behind that love sends your spirits skyward.” This is very true for me. I like to know that I am loved; I like to hear that I am loved. I know that a man’s actions speak volumes, but so does what he DOES NOT say.
Quality Time – “…In Quality Time, nothing says “I love you” like full, undivided attention. Being there for this type of person is critical, but really being there—with the TV off, fork and knife down, and all chores and tasks on standby—makes you feel truly special and loved..” I love quality time even if we are doing nothing at all! Oohhh but not clingy, there has got to be a balance. There is nothing worse than a clingy man.
Thinking about past relationships, the man that I loved the most provided quality time, but not words of affirmation. I knew that he loved me, but he never made me feel special. On the flip, the men that I have dated who did provide words of affirmation, I actually disliked the most. Funny. Maybe, I don’t know what I want! Why can’t I just have both?! The story of my life!
Everyone check out the site and learn your love language, you may be surprised.