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Exploring your Love Language

There are five love languages, these are:

  1. Words of affirmation

  2. Quality time

  3. Physical touch

  4. Acts of service

  5. Receiving gifts

These are for all different types of relationships. From your partner, to your kids, family and even your friends.

Do you have one?


For some partners, love languages are absolutely crucial in a healthy relationship to have. If you have a love language of quality time and yet have a partner who comes home from work and just sits on their phone or goes and plays on a video game instead of spending time with you, it can make you feel rather unloved and unappreciated. Therefore, it is so important to communicate what each other's love languages are and what each of you can do to fulfil them.


"But how do I fulfil my partners love language?"

It's easy- communication is key.


If your partner has a love language of words of affirmation, then make a conscious effort each day to tell them you love them. Tell them that you are proud of them. Tell them they are doing well. Compliment them each day. Tell them how much you appreciate them. A simple sentence can make their day and ease any anxieties they may have of any insecurities or worries they may hold.


If your partner has a love language of quality time, make an effort to plan dates, a simple movie night, cook dinner together, even a simple sit down and chat after a long day of work can make your partners day and make them feel loved. I know if you work a lot then it may be hard to have free time for your partner but rather than come home from work and do whatever you like to do to switch off, (whether that's having a nap, hopping on the play station, going to meet up with your friend for a drink at the pub) spend some time with your partner.


This is the same concept for the other 3, make a conscious effort to try to and make your parents day and make sure it's reciprocated. You may not be able to do make the effort to do it all the time but that's okay. What matters is that you understand your partner and they understand you. From this, all you need to do is work together so make sure each other's needs are met.

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