How to Understand Your Partner’s Love Language
There are times when no matter how much effort we put into our relationships, our partners don’t tend to be on the same page as us. This can be resolved by understanding your partner’s love language. Some quizzes are super helpful in figuring out what it is. Once you have the results, 5-Minute Crafts is set to help you learn what and what not to do when speaking your partner’s love language.
If your partner’s love language is words of affirmation
Some people thrive on affirmations, encouragement, and compliments on how much their existence is valued in your life. A simple “I’m proud of you,” or saying, “Thank you for helping me,” can easily make their day. You can also send them an unexpected note, text, or card to show your appreciation for them.
⛔ Avoid non-constructive criticism and failing to recognize their efforts.
If your partner’s love language is acts of service
This means doing things for your partner to make them feel appreciated. Such actions may include cleaning, cooking, or even running some errands. They may also ask for favors often, not because they don’t want to do it, but because it’s just their way of wanting assurance of your love. Try using action phrases, like “I’ll help,” or do some chores together. You can even make them breakfast in bed.
⛔ Avoid lacking a follow-through on tasks or prioritizing others’ tasks as more important than theirs.
If your partner’s love language is quality time
You can interact with them one-on-one with uninterrupted and focused conversations. Try your best to spend special moments together, go for long walks, and take weekend getaways as a bonus.
⛔ Avoid getting distracted when you’re with them, as they thrive on undivided attention.
If your partner’s love language is receiving gifts
The gifts you get for your beloved don’t have to be expensive, it’s just the thought that counts. It makes your partner feel like you thought about them and went out of your way to make their day.
⛔ Make sure not to forget special occasions.
If your partner’s love language is physical touch
This means expressing your affection by hugging, cuddling, being intimate, giving massages, sitting close to one another, or even something as simple as keeping your hand on their shoulder. Those who need physical touch also love PDA (public display of affection) to feel loved, and to show their love to their beloved as well.
⛔ Make sure you don’t neglect your partner physically or give them affection coldly.