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Love Languages in a Relationship

Taking the time to learn both your own and your partner’s love language can really improve the communication and understanding in your relationship.

The five love languages are words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. By understanding which love language speaks most to you and your partner, you can better express and receive love in a way that is meaningful to both of you. For example, if your love language is physical touch and your partner’s love language is acts of service, you can show love by holding hands or cuddling and your partner can show love by doing things to help you, like doing the dishes or running errands.

The five love languages are:

Words of affirmation: This love language is all about using words to affirm and show appreciation for your partner. This can include verbal compliments, expressing gratitude, or simply telling your partner that you love them.

Acts of service: This love language is about using actions to show love and care for your partner. This can include doing jobs, running errands, or taking care of your partners practical needs.

Receiving gifts: People whose love language is receiving gifts feel loved and appreciated when their partner gives them gifts, big or small.

Quality time: This love language is about giving your partner your undivided attention. This can include things like having a conversation, going on a date, or simply spending time together.

Physical touch: People whose love language is physical touch feel loved and appreciated through physical contact, such as holding hands, cuddling, or a hug.

How marriage counselling can help

One of our professional relationship therapists can help you both work out what is important to you in a relationship. They will ask you both what makes you feel and loved and how you like to show love to your partner. Being in tune with your partners love language is very important to the health of the relationship Because if you keep showing love in a way that is important to you but the opposite of what you partner is looking for, it can cause resentment on both sides.

Whereas, when we are tuned in and respond to how our partner likes to feel loved, then it leads to a happy, fulfilling relationship for both parties.

If you would like some professional help in understanding your love languages in a relationship. Contact us at Online Couples Counselling UK Today. Request an appointment