Understanding your partner’s love language has been changing and nurturing relationships since Dr Gary Chapman released his book, The Five Love Languages: The Secret To Lasting Love. His love philosophy is that we’re all geared towards a love language, and that understanding how you partner communicates love is the essential ingredient for a loving, and lasting relationship. The love languages are words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, acts of service and physical touch. ‘Love can be expressed and received in all five languages. However, if you don’t speak a person’s primary love language, that person will not feel loved, even though you may be speaking the other four. Once you are speaking his or her primary love language fluently, then you can sprinkle in the other four and they will be like icing on the cake.”
Read page 59 of the January COSMO to find out more about speaking and understanding you and your partners love language.
Listen to Dr Chapman explain the importance of understanding your partner’s love language below.