Marriage counselor, Gary Chapman, wrote the book “The 5 Love Languages,” which went to become one of the best selling books for several years. His work made over seven million sales and got the number one spot in New York Times list of best-selling books.
The reason why his book was extremely popular among the masses was because it made perfect sense. At the same time, his love languages worked extremely well. Here are the five love languages that you should incorporate into your relationship:
Acts of service
When you indulge in activities that your partner wants you to do, it goes a long way in improving the strength of your relationship. By going out of your way to please your spouse, acts of service give you the opportunity to express your profound love. For instance, something as simple as cleaning the house or cooking a delicious meal are acts of service.
It is important for you to give your spouse all the attention in the world, especially in a world dominated by technology. By putting your smartphones down and turning off the TV, you and your partner should spend time with each other. You can go for a nice walk in the park or sit down on a bench and have a conversation while looking at each other.
One of the best ways to express your love is through physical touch. For instance holding the hand of your spouse, hugging him/her, or giving a pat on the back, are great ways to show your love, care, and excitement.
By giving your spouse gifts, it is a great way to let her/him know that you are thinking about your partner. What matters is not the cost, but the fact that you took the effort and put thought into getting a gift.
Words of affirmation
The best way to showcase your love for your partner is to use words of affirmation every day. Words which highlight your appreciation or compliments may sound simple, but they go a long way in making your spouse feel special.