5 Love Languages for Relating to Other People

5 Love Languages for Relating to Other People

Many of us have heard of The 5 Love Languages, Dr. Gary Chapman's famous book. While it's often associated with romantic relationships, the 5 love languages actually apply to all types of relationships--family, old and new friends, parent/child relationships, etc.

Why is it important that we understand our own love language? Psychologists say that the #1 reason relationships fail is because we expect our loved ones to know exactly what we want and need. The result? When they don't meet these wants and needs on a regular basis, we start to believe they don't care. 

Psychologists say that the #1 reason relationships fail is because we expect our loved ones to know exactly what we want and need.

We know that relationships have a major impact on our physical an mental health, ability to recover and even longevity, so building an maintaining healthy relationships is crucial to our own wellbeing.

The assumption of The 5 Love Languages approach is that each of us has a primary love language and a secondary one. You can discover yours (and/or your child's) by taking the quiz on their website: http://www.5lovelanguages.com/

What are the 5 love languages? At first glance, which do you think is your primary and secondary? Then take the quiz and see if you're surprised! 

  1. Words of Affirmation
  2. Quality Time
  3. Receiving Gifts
  4. Acts of Service
  5. Physical Touch
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