My husband and I have now been together going on 12 years—married for almost 5—and have a 16-month-old. In this time, I’ve noticed my love language change.
Knowing your love language and communicating it to your partner is essential in a relationship—otherwise, your partner might be expending so much on gestures that mean nothing to you. In his book, The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman claims that of the five, most people will only really have two dominant ones. According to him, the five love languages are:
- Gifts: Gifts and thoughtful gestures are important. Even small gifts go a long way to please such people.
- Quality Time: Focused and uninterrupted one-on-one time time is key. Special moments.
- Words of Affirmation: They want to hear you affirm your love in spoken words, a note, text, or card.
- Acts of Service: They want you to help and alleviate their workload.
- Physical Touch: Be near, in person; hold hands. They value physical touch and intimacy.
Okay, on to my love language through the seasons!