The Five Love Languages

The idea that we hear love and speak love in different ways has been made widely popular and very accessible by the work of Gary Chapman. 

I highly recommend his book, in fact I give it to all the young couples in our family. This link will take you to a site where you can take the assessment (just takes about 5 minutes) to see what your top love languages are.

Understanding love languages has 2 big implications. First of all, you will know better what you need and can be more confident asking for it. It may not be the language most easily spoken by the most significant people in your life - but you can share with them how you most naturally hear love.

Secondly, it will help you understand how the people in your life - life partners, family, friends, co-workers, receive love. You can start to observe what they offer to others and even without them taking the test you can start to pick up patterns.

We usually offer love to others in the way we most like to receive it.

Here's the caveat - I think all 5 languages are important to receive at some level. Even if, for example, affirmation is at the bottom of my list, it doesn't mean I don't need to be affirmed.

Also, there is something about not receiving culturally appropriate love. If I have really gone above and beyond at work, being acknowledged for that would be important - that may be with a gift and a note but most importantly, it will have the biggest impact if it fits my notion of what is appropriate.

It's your birthday - no matter what your language is you will likely respond well to affirmations through Happy Birthday wishes for you and gifts. If you don't get quality time with your loved ones on your birthday, that may have a big impact, even if quality time is lower down your list.

Lastly, I'll say this. Look for love coming your way in other languages than yours. So many times I have watched couples feel unloved by each other. He keeps doing acts of service for her. She wants quality time and keeps feeling like he isn't loving on her. Or, she keeps giving him gifts and he wants her to listen deeply and affirm and encourage him.

Being aware of love languages can help us understand ourselves and others better. What is your love language? What is the love language of the people in your life?

Marilyn, Luv Life Coach  

Marilyn Orr is a relationship coach with Luv Life Coaching, passionate about equipping couples with the tools for real and lasting intimacy.

Is Luv Life Coaching an appropriate next step for you? Take our online questionnaire to find out:

12 comments (Add your own)

1. Jeaeagemo wrote:
Propecia Liver Damage cialis Levitra Preiswert Free Zoloft With Out Perscription Generika Cialis Kamagra Viagra Shop Deutschland Propecia Direct Cialis Online cialis vs viagra Cialis Parapharmacie Fluoxetine Visa Accepted Priligy Sanchez Drago

Fri, December 21, 2018 @ 7:44 PM

2. Jeaeagemo wrote:
No Script Levitra Cialis Prix Conseille En Pharmacie [url=]buy generic cialis[/url] Buy Cheap Viagra Online Tadalafil Overnight Delivery Blue Mountain Pharmacy Canada [url=]buy generic cialis online[/url] Propecia O Viagra Propecia Discount Merck

Sat, January 5, 2019 @ 7:37 PM

3. Jeaeagemo wrote:
Fluoxetine Antidepressant In Internet On Line Overseas Sheffield Propecia Minox Hair [url=]online pharmacy[/url] Viagra Generico Santiago 100mg Cialis Tadalafil Cialas In Canada

Thu, January 17, 2019 @ 5:25 PM

4. wrote:
After exploring a number of the articles on your site, I really appreciate
your way of writing a blog. I book marked it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking
back in the near future. Take a look at my website as well and tell me your opinion.

Tue, May 7, 2019 @ 6:27 AM

5. wrote:
Have you ever thought about adding a little
bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is important
and all. But think of if you added some great visuals or video clips to give your posts more, "pop"!
Your content is excellent but with images and
video clips, this website could undeniably be
one of the very best in its niche. Fantastic blog!

Fri, May 31, 2019 @ 3:59 AM

6. wrote:
Hi, every time i used to check blog posts here early in the
daylight, as i enjoy to learn more and more.

Sun, June 2, 2019 @ 3:06 AM

7. wrote:
I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up!
I'll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back later on. All the best

Mon, June 3, 2019 @ 6:58 AM

8. wrote:
Hi, I check your new stuff like every week. Your writing
style is witty, keep it up!

Tue, June 4, 2019 @ 4:56 PM

9. wrote:
Hello, Neat post. There's an issue along with your site in internet explorer, could test this?
IE still is the marketplace chief and a good part of other people will miss
your fantastic writing due to this problem.

Wed, June 5, 2019 @ 11:07 PM

10. wrote:
Thanks for finally talking about >The Five Love Languages
| Luv Life Coaching Sun, June 9, 2019 @ 3:13 AM

11. wrote:
This post is invaluable. Where can I find out more?

Fri, June 14, 2019 @ 7:47 AM

12. wrote:
It's perfect time to make a few plans for the longer term and it's time to be happy.

I've read this put up and if I may just I wish to counsel you
some interesting issues or suggestions. Maybe you could write subsequent articles referring to this article.
I wish to read even more issues about it!

Fri, June 14, 2019 @ 7:29 PM

Add a New Comment


Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.

Copyright © 2015 LUV Life Coaching LLC | All Rights Reserved.