Love. Such a complex topic. One of the greatest lessons I learned last year was that everyone does not perceive love the same way. There is no cookie-cutter way of showing it to those close to you and there for sure isn’t a one-size-fits-all manual. What we all do have is a love language. Knowing the love language of the people you spend the most time with is crucial because we can’t assume that everyone in our lives perceives love the same way. We have to realize that sometimes people aren’t receiving our “love” because we have differing perceptions of it. My love languages are Acts of Service and Words of Affirmation. For someone whose love language is Physical Touch, me telling them I appreciate them doesn’t hold as much weight as me giving them a hug when needed, or holding their hand while comforting them.
These are the five love languages and examples of how people who value each one perceives love: [Read more…]