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!
- Words of Affirmation
- Quality Time
- Receiving Gifts
- Acts of Service
- Physical Touch