Infertility Awareness Week
With infertility awareness week rounding the corner on April 23 -29, it is striking to me that the experience of infertility is far more lasting that seven days. Those living with the ambiguous loss and …
Valentine’s Day can stir up some additional stress as we try to decipher the perfect way to show our partners we love and cherish them. Flowers, chocolates, and cards are always a safe bet… but what do we do when those sentiments start to fall flat? Stick with me here and we will explore more ways to speak your partner’s love language this Valentine’s Day (and every day)!
First, let’s start by exploring love languages. Researchers have found that there are 5 common love languages: Acts of Service, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Physical Touch, and Words of Affirmation. These languages are how we show and receive love. The trick is, not everyone shares the same love language… meaning you may be speaking a love language your partner does not understand! If you haven’t already, I would highly suggest reading Gary Chapman’s, The 5 Love Languages, book or taking the short online quiz with your partner to determine each other’s primary love language https://www.5lovelanguages.com/quizzes. Knowing how your partner best receives love can open new doors to exploring and showing your affection for them.
If your partner’s primary love language is Acts of Service:
If your partner’s primary love language is Quality Time:
If your partner’s primary love language is Receiving Gifts:
If your partner’s primary love language is Physical Touch:
If your partner’s primary love language is Words of Affirmation:
To speak your partner’s love language does not have to mean extravagant dates or gifts. You can incorporate your partner’s love language into daily activities such as holding their hand (physical touch), telling them that you are proud of them (words of affirmation), spending an hour or so doing an activity your partner enjoys (quality time), helping them do a chore (acts of service), or simply picking a flower from the sidewalk to give to your partner (receiving gifts). This Valentine’s Day show your partner you care by intentionally speaking your partner’s love language!
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