Even though you might be convinced that everyone expresses their love in the same way, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Everyone’s mind and heart are an entire world of their own, so expecting people to show that they care in the same ways would be absurd.
One of the biggest causes of frustrations and confusion in a relationship is failing to understand that not everyone’s emotions work the same.
By understanding the different types of love languages that everyone has, you can not only better understand your partner but also help them better understand you. To help you avoid getting lost in translation, here are the five different love languages explained.
One of the most common love languages is the act of giving gifts. For some people, there’s nothing more generous that says “I love you” like giving someone a tangible gift like sending flowers or giving them jewelry.
Although there is no price attached to love, gifts can be the ultimate gesture for showing someone that you’ve taken the time to think about something that’s important to them by spending your hard-earned money on it.
Acts of Service
If you’re the kind of person who loves to show you care by doing favors and services for people, then your love language is known as acts of service. If there’s nothing that sounds more romantic than your partner going out of their way to do something that means a lot to you, then this is how you like to show and be shown appreciation.
Words of Affirmation
For some people, words are the most expressive way to get across what they’re trying to say. In their mind, there is no better way to say “I love you” than by saying it outright. In addition to saying that they care and love you, they may also be encouraging, and frequently send messages and letters.
This is where things can get tricky, because people who express their love through words of affirmation may take it personally when their significant other doesn’t communicate with the same frequency or manner as them.
Some people’s love language is quality time together. In their minds, there is nothing more romantic than physically being together and spending precious moments side by side. Quality time as a love language is all about undivided attention without any distractions or other things going on.
These are the kinds of people who need you to look them directly in the eyes and be totally present when spending time together.
Lastly, comes the love language of physical touch. Regardless of how many gifts they receive, the time they spend with their partner or even words of affirmation they receive, for them, the ultimate display of affection is physical touch.
People who communicate through physical touch feel the most appreciated through a kiss, a cuddle, and a hug.
Not everyone is only one type of love language communicator. You may be a combination of a few, or maybe even all five. By identifying your own love language combined with your partner’s, you’ll be able to better communicate and thrive as a couple, ensuring that everyone has what they need.