5 Love Languages
Each of us has a specific way in which we feel loved. It is useful to discover which one of Chapman’s 5 Love Languages is your language. Go to www.5lovelanguages.com and take the quiz there to find out which love language you speak. Once you are aware of which love language both you and your partner speaks, then you can gain insight into what you and your partner needs to ensure both of your “love tanks” are being filled. The 5 languages are: Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, and Physical Touch. I have found that helping people discover what their love language is one of the most beneficial tools in my work with them. Even single people can benefit from understand how they feel loved and how they crave for their love language to be spoken. It is rewarding for individuals and couples to start to learn how to not only speak other peoples love language but also to be able to ask for and recognize when they need their love tank to be filled. Many people learn that they usually are doing the love language that is their own to others, and it may be frustrating to discover that other people do not need, appreciate or speak the love language that they are giving them. It is such a simple concept to grasp and it is not difficult to implement once people understand how to speak the love language that works for those that they love. Gary Chapman has written various books on “languages” and he feels that we all have differing ways in which we feel not only loved but other things as well. He is a master at clarifying what people need to succeed in relationships with others. His website is filled with information and resources and his books are great reads.