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The 5 Love Languages: The secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman

When it comes to languages, Love languages are probably ones of the most important languages that many of us fail to learn, understand, and speak with the ones we love. We feel and express love differently, and understanding our own and our partner’s love language is key to a long-lasting relationship.

In this book, the author highlights 5 different languages:

1- Acts of Service: intentionally do useful things for your partner, who would appreciate, is a common way to express love.

2- Quality Time: spend quality time, undivided attention with your partner such as quality conversations or quality activities.

3- Words of Affirmation: positive, uplifting words of affirmation are a powerful way to express love.

4- Physical Touch is a powerful way to show your love. If this is your partner’s main lauguage you can communicate your love through things like holding hands, kissing, and hugging, etc.

5- Gifts are visual symbols of love and surprising your partner with regular presents, regardless of their monetary value is a great way to show affection.

Now that you know the five love languages, how can you tell which one is your and your partner’s primary language? The easiest way is probably to just take the quiz here:

With the results, you will learn more about your and your partner’s love languages.

Many of the problems couples face today are simply a result of feeling and expressing love in different ways. Learning and knowing the different love language will improve communication in your relationship, thus boosting the emotional well-being of both you and your partner.

Two people being together are bound to have arguments. In any love languages, the best thing you could give your partner is a gift of self, always being there, standing by your partner, especially during tough times. Being there during those difficult times such as a career upheaval is absolutely key.

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