What is My Love Language? 5 Keys to Identify Your Desire!
What is my love language you may be asking!
It is worth noting that you and your partner(s) may have a different love language than you and asking what is my love language is only half of the question if you are partnered!
The 5 love languages are Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time and Physical Touch.
Have you ever reflected upon what is my love language?
What about your partners’ love language?
This can be a helpful tool to evaluate if the way you’re both expressing your love (and receiving love!) is being interpreted as such.
- Take a love language quiz together!
- Though it may feel kinda cheesy, you can discover a lot about each other!
- Once you’ve figured out your love languages, talk about how to incorporate it.
1. Words of Affirmation
If you desire to be praised, encouraged or told “I love you” regularly to feel connected to your partner, your love language may be words of affirmation!
The platinum rule trumps the golden rule EVERY TIME! Do unto others what they would have you do unto them (not what you would want done for you).
2.Acts of service
If you desire things like your partner running you a bath, bringing you a hot cup of coffee in the morning while you’re just barely awake, scraping the ice off of your car because they know you hate doing it, this is an act of service.
It can be hurtful if your partner is flaky with plans, is distracted or texting during a date or doesn’t seem to be engaged when you’re having conversations. It can make you feel unimportant or like you’re playing second fiddle to other aspects of your partner’s life and they never have time to see you.
Do you like receiving trinkets? If so, you can answer what is my love language with presents!
Hugs, cuddles, spanks, and intimate touch can be brought into your lives, depending on the love languages that you connect with most.
What is My Love Language – Sex Edition!
As cliché as it seems, a lack of physical touch and sex in particular can drive partners away, regardless of gender.
For many people, sex is more than just a pleasurable activity – it is confirmation they are attractive, desired, and loved.
Interestingly, these studies also identified that men (in general, yet not always) desired to have sex to feel an intimate connection.
As spouses, you are obviously beyond the nervous excitement of dating, though this can be a gentle reminder that we continuously need to reconnect, check in and grow together.
Exploring your sexual connection can open the door to deepening your emotional connection.
After all, great sex requires great communication – a cornerstone of healthy relationships!
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