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The Importance Of Understanding Your Love Language
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The Importance Of Understanding Your Love Language

If you haven’t heard of the book ‘The Five Love Languages’ by Gary Chapman, then I do highly recommend you read it. This book will assist you in understanding love to such a greater degree. You will also see how others give and feel loved. Because if you aren’t giving your partner the love the way they feel loved from another, then they won’t feel as loved from you as they should. This is what makes it so important to understand your own love language first, then to learn and understand it from others.

First of all you're probably thinking, well what are the 5 love languages anyway?

So, here they are:

  1. Physical Touch
  2. Acts of Service
  3. Receiving Gifts
  4. Quality Time
  5. Words of Affirmation

Now you will need to chose the ones that resonate most with how you feel loved from another person. This is my best explanation for what each love language means:

Physical touch to me is how much affection I get from my partner.

Acts of service is the things they do for you that make you feel loved; like mowing the lawn, making the bed, cleaning up the house etc.

Receiving gifts is when they bring you home gifts and buy you things, you feel most loved.

Quality time is when they make time to spend with just you, or they plan time in advance to spend with you and follow through, that you will feel loved.

Words of affirmation is when you hear your partner say positive things about you. This includes thanking you for all the things you do, even if they are little things. It means that they praise you regularly.

So imagine how much better every relationship would be if you understood how the other person feels loved by you? These love languages are also important to understand with friends and family as well. Imagine knowing and understanding how they can feel most loved from you or how you could show them that you would feel most loved by them.

When you understand your own love language, you can then share that with your partner and ask them to share theirs with you also. So when you are regularly fulfilling each others love language, then you will always feel loved by the other person. Even when you go through times of conflict and disagreements, it will be solved more easily because you will still feel so loved by them. They should still continue to fulfil your love language because being in a happy and loving relationship is more important then occasional disagreements or misunderstandings.

Understanding these 5 love languages will now give you a greater understanding of how every person gives and receives love. You will be able to spread more love to others by sharing this with as many friends and family members as you can. This is why I believe that the importance of understanding your love language will even help change the world to become a more loving place, by being more loving towards each other.


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