Shelby Cook, LISW-S
Knowing your partner’s love language is very important. Read this blog post to know why.
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One of the many secrets of a successful relationship is expressing your love to your partner in a way that resonates with their needs. Many people express love in the form that they would like to receive love in without realizing that their partner may want to be loved in another way.
The way you express and receive love is your love language. If you know your partner’s love language, you’ll be able to express your love to them in the way they want, making the exchange more valuable and fruitful.
Knowing your partner’s love language is the untold secret that might help you make your mark on your partner’s life and heart!
Read this blog post to know why you should know your partner’s love language.
One of the first reasons you should know your partner’s love language is how it can help you communicate better without needing words. If you know what means the most to your partner and you’re able to give them just that, it’ll only strengthen your relationship. For example, your love language may be receiving gifts. Receiving gifts may uplift your mood, but it may not mean the same for your partner. Maybe your partner would love it if you could share their load of responsibilities like taking care of the dinner for the weekend! Knowing your partner’s love language will make it possible for you to communicate with them on the right level (Brooklyn, 2018)!
Strengthens the Connection
If you know your partner’s love language, your connection with them will grow so much stronger. Let’s say your partner’s love language is you spending quality time with them, but if you keep getting them gifts, you won’t get the affection that you wish you get. However, if you take time out for your partner and dedicate it to them to talk or just unwind, it’ll make them feel great. They’ll know that you understand their needs, which will only strengthen your relationship.
If you fail to understand your partner’s love language and continue to show love in a way that doesn’t resonate with them, it’ll only make them feel like you don’t understand them. Imagine your partner getting you gifts when all you want is their time and attention. Wouldn’t that irritate you? It sure will! Understanding each other’s love language can help prevent problems that would otherwise arise if there’s a gap between a couple. When partners understand each other’s love needs, they’ll be better able to cater to them, which will foster a healthy relationship with fewer problems and misunderstandings.
The 5 love languages include quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, and physical touch. It isn’t too difficult to figure out what your partner’s love language is. And once you’re past that barrier of not knowing what your partner’s love language is, you’ll enter the next stage of your relationship that’s a lot more blissful and satisfying!
Brooklyn, North. 2018, https://northbrooklynmft.com/the-importance-of-learning-your-partners-love-language/