Have you ever felt neglected, or sometimes felt as if you didn’t receive love from someone who you feel, or know, loves you? For me, the answer is “Yes, I have definitely felt that way before.” I’ve learned that sometimes what I feel may not reflect with what I know to be true, when it comes to feeling loved.
So, one day a friend of mine told me about a book called the 5 Love Languages. And, even though I knew that love is shown and received in multiple ways. The book helped me learn about how I viewed love, while also giving insight on how to show love effectively to others. It did that by showing me that there are 5 essential love languages.
♥ WORDS OF AFFIRMATION — words can be so important to some people. It’s always has been said that “men are attracted to what they see, and women are attracted to what they hear”. Everyone needs to hear words of appreciation and encouragement.
♥ QUALITY TIME — this is one of my love languages! This one is all about where you enjoy doing things with the one you love. Some people feel everything is better when it’s shared :). Your time is one of the most valuable things you have, because you can never get it back once it’s gone.
♥ RECEIVING GIFTS — do you love it when someone buys you something? A gift shows that someone is thinking of you. This maybe your love language is you really love and value gifts received from loved ones, regardless of how expensive it is.
♥ ACTS OF SERVICE — this maybe your love language if you would rather someone show you love by doing things for you; like cleaning the kitchen, or giving you a massage. Those who have this love language, most likely believe that “actions speak louder than words”.
♥ PHYSICAL TOUCH — this is another one of my love languages! This one isn’t always about having sex, as some may assume. It’s a known fact that people need to be touched or hugged 8 times a day [usatoday] [health]. Those who love feeling the touch of a kiss, a hug, a tap on the shoulder, or an embrace… have this love language.