How do you know your partner loves you? Is it through their words of love or their actions?
Gary Chapman is the author of a book called “Five Love Languages” which suggests that there are five ways or languages through which people give and receive love. According to his theory each person has a primary love language and it is through this language that we know and believe we are loved. Through marriage counselling and helping couples to heal their relationships, I have found this theory to be useful at times.
The five languages he describes are:
Quality Time – this means spending time with your partner that is meaningful and worthwhile. Doing activities together, focusing on each other and giving undivided attention. It is important to make time together if your partner has this as their primary love language. [Read more…]