How to Communicate Your Love Language to Your Partner
Love is give-and-take. It can never be one way. Otherwise, a partner would not be truly happy and might give up at some point. Although love languages pertain to how a party in the relationship expresses affection, it is imperative the other also knows to reciprocate. That’s how you maintain a mutually beneficial relationship, right?
For the most part, it is like a guessing game. It’s up to you to figure out your partner’s love language and take it from there. However, it could sometimes get confusing and frustrating at the same time. So, in this article, we are not going to teach you how to find out your lover’s love language. Instead, we will give you an insight into how to communicate yours to get your end of the bargain.
How to Communicate Your Love Language
What’s Your Love Language?
First things first, let’s assess what your love language is before you claim yours is receiving gifts because you really want to get that 2-carat diamond ring from him. There are many different ways to figuratively say “I love you.” So without further ado, here are the five love languages and what they mean:
If you tend to appreciate the effort and thoughtfulness attached to every material thing handed to you, this is your love language. It is not really about the price rather than the value of getting a present because your partner cares. Although, it would not hurt to get some shiny 2-carat bling.
Acts of Service
If having things done for you makes you feel affection, this is your love language. It may be the little everyday things, but they matter big time, especially if your partner went out of their way to do things for you.
If you seek your partner’s undivided attention, this is your love language. It does not matter what you do together, as long as you are together.
Words of Affirmation
If you always crave your partner’s reassuring and encouraging words, this is your love language. You mince every word, whether good or bad, and they could impact your take on the relationship greatly.
If you constantly yearn for a warm embrace, kiss, or even a back rub, this is your love language. You feel your partner’s affection more when you are physically connected.
Communicate Your Love Language to Your Partner
Nothing equates to being straightforward and outright telling your partner your love language. But if you feel ashamed going straight to the point, you may drop hints of how you want to be treated. For example, telling your partner, “I want you to surprise and shower me with gifts,” might be too much when you can make the same impact if you show them how much you appreciate receiving presents.
Learning each other’s love language and fulfilling preferences are essential to strengthening relationships and, ultimately, becoming happier.
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