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What Is Your Love Language?

It’s no secret that relationships are hard work. If you’re under 30, there’s a 90% chance your relationship will fail.

One of the biggest relationship tips is knowing about love languages. You’ve got to know what your love language is, what your partner’s love language is, and how to make those work together.

Keep reading to learn about the love languages, and how to identify yours!

What Is a Love Language?

A love language is a way to express love and affection that feels most meaningful to you. There are five love languages in total. It is common for people to have a few preferred love languages, but there will usually be one that feels best to you.

Sometimes relationships can suffer because you express your love with a different love language to your partner. If you want to receive love in one way, but your partner is giving it to you in another, it might not feel like you’re receiving that affection.

When you know each other’s love languages, you can recognize when your partner is showing affection in a way that is meaningful to them. And when they know your love language, they can make sure to also express love in a way that is meaningful to you.

Gifts

The gifts don’t have to be big and expensive! It’s more about tokens of affection for you or your partner to hold and appreciate.

Do you love surprising your partner with coffee at work, or leaving notes for them around the house? Would it sting if your partner didn’t buy you flowers for a celebration? Gifts might be your love language.

Words of Affirmation

These are when you value affectionate words. Verbal expressions of “I love you” and positive affirmations are important for your relationship to succeed.

You don’t even need a partner to appreciate this love language. Affirmations for self-love can be as powerful as words from a partner.

Quality Time

This love language is all about spending time together. This could be going out on dates, or running errands together, or just sitting together without other distractions.

If someone in the relationship has this love language, it is important to make time regularly where you are each other’s sole focus.

Acts of Service

This love language is commonly expressed by supporting your partner. This could like like your partner cooking dinner without you asking, or you making your partner coffee in the morning.

This is another love language you can express to yourself easily. Self-care practices are a great way to express love to yourself.

Physical Touch

This isn’t always sexual. Some people need regular physical affection to feel the love in the relationship.

Holding hands, back rubs, and touching each other when you’re near are all examples of this love language.

What Is My Love Language?

To figure out what your love language is, you should think about the ways you find it most natural and meaningful to express your love. It will be a relationship help to know how to identify your partner’s love language too.

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