What Does "Speaking Your Partner's Love Language" Mean?
Have you heard about "speaking someone's love language?" What does that mean and how can you do it? It's really quite simple when you pay attention to your loved ones.
What Does It Mean?
Let's start with what it means to speak someone's love language. It doesn't necessarily mean that you use specific words to communicate your love. It has been determined there are five different ways in which people show their love as well as how people prefer to receive love. Learning how your loved ones prefer to receive love can make a big difference in understanding and supporting each other.
What Are The Different Languages?
The five different categories of love language include:
Let's look at these a little more in-depth.
Determining Your Love Language
Taking the time to figure out what your and your loved one's love languages are can bring you closer. Does each person in the relationship share the same love language? Not necessarily. Learning each other's language and then acting on that knowledge shows a certain level of appreciation. Does each person have only one love language? Also, not necessarily. Finding where the languages converge might be a little tricky, but paying attention to what your loved one says and does makes a difference.
Learning about the various love languages has been a subject making the rounds on social media lately. But, where did this idea come from? You can learn more about the concept by reading the book The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman, Ph.D.