“Love is something we do for someone else. So often couples love one another but they aren’t connecting. They are sincere, but sincerity isn’t enough.” – Dr. Gary Chapman
My first (and embarrassingly to admit, my only) language is English; English is how I verbally communicate with everyone. My boyfriend speaks English as well, thus we are able to communicate easily. As we all know, communication is key to all successful relationships. So, how do we communicate our love to one another?
Just like verbal languages, there are love languages; this is how we express our love to one another. Since most couples do not share the same love language, this lack of communication can cause issues when the partners do not understand what is being communicated. The key to a lasting relationship is having this deeper understanding (so I have read ).
I read and learned of love languages in the book ‘The Five Love Languages’ by Gary Chapman (I highly recommend reading this book). I was able to pretty much pinpoint my own love language; however, as I was going through the list, I was having difficulty determining my boyfriend’s primary love language. After convincing him to take this QUIZ, I feel as if I understand him on a different level, and it’s already making our relationship even stronger! I couldn’t be happier we took this quiz together and learned more about each other!
My love language is Quality Time. What is yours?
In Quality Time, nothing says “I love you” like full, undivided attention. Being there for this type of person is critical, but really being there—with the TV off, fork and knife down, and all chores and tasks on standby—makes you feel truly special and loved. Distractions, postponed activities, or the failure to listen can be especially hurtful.