Sometimes, language is more than the words you say.
According to marriage counselor Gary Chapman, there are five different love languages: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch.
If your love language is acts of service, then you feel cared for when your significant other does the dishes or makes a trip to the grocery store for you. If your love language is words of affirmation, then you want your partner to tell you how much they love you.
Sounds simple, right? But problems can arise when two partners have different love languages and neither of them knows how to “speak” the other’s language.
The trick is to know which love language works for you, and communicate that to your partner. Then you must make an effort to “speak” their love language, even if it’s different from your own.
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