Back by Popular Demand: Love Language Part 5 – Physical Touch

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We have long known that physical touch is a way of communicating emotional love. Research projects in the area of child development have made that conclusion: Babies who are held, hugged, and kissed develop a healthier emotional life than those who are left for long periods of time without physical […] Read more »

Back by Popular Demand: Love Language Part 4 – Acts of Service

Do you know what your partner could use help with?

Actions like cooking a meal, setting a table, washing dishes, vacuuming, taking out the garbage, moving the grass, changing the cat’s litter tray, etc are all acts of service. They require thought, planning, time, effort, and energy. If done with a positive spirit, they are indeed expressions of love. Within […] Read more »

Back by Popular Demand Series: Love Language Part 3 – Receiving Gifts

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A gift is something that you can hold in your hand and say, “Look, he was thinking of me,” or “She remembered me.” You must be thinking of someone to give a gift. The gift itself is a symbol of that thought. It doesn’t matter if it costs money. Gifts […] Read more »

Back by Popular Demand Series: Love Language Part 2 – Quality Time

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Within every language, there are many dialects. Here below you will find just a few but in the end you need to understand your spouse’s dialect. Togetherness: Spending time together with focused attention. What happens on an emotional level is what matters. It communicates that you care about each other, […] Read more »

Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages and their use in the Workplace

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This reminded me of the multifaceted usability of Gary Chapman's approach. If you want to read more about the different love languages, you can find plenty of my articles about it here (click here). His approach on teaching us how different people show love and how different people feel the love that you're intending to show them has been an integral part of counselling couples, families and children to understand themselves and each other better. When I've worked with this model with couples I have many times that they come back reporting how it not only improves their relationship with each other but also tought them something about how to relate to their work colleagues, employees, friends, children etc. Read more »

Love Languages: 10 Tips For Your Relationship

Based on Dr. Gary Chapman work, there are five love languages: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service and Physical Touch. Here are some tips to help you become more satisfied about your relationship using these love languages as a guide. Read more »

Love Language Part 5 – Physical Touch

We have long known that physical touch is a way of communicating emotional love. Research projects in the area of child development have made that conclusion: Babies who are held, hugged, and kissed develop a healthier emotional life than those who are left for long periods of time without physical […] Read more »

Love Language Part 4 – Acts Of Service

Actions like cooking a meal, setting a table, washing dishes, vacuuming, taking out the garbage, moving the grass, changing the cat’s litter tray, etc are all acts of service. They require thought, planning, time, effort, and energy. If done with a positive spirit, they are indeed expressions of love. Within […] Read more »

Love Language Part 3 – Receiving Gifts

A gift is something that you can hold in your hand and say, “Look, he was thinking of me,” or “She remembered me.” You must be thinking of someone to give a gift. The gift itself is a symbol of that thought. It doesn’t matter if it costs money. Gifts […] Read more »

Love Language Part 2 – Quality Time

Giving someone your undivided attention is spending ‘quality time’ with them. A central aspect of quality time is togetherness. Togetherness has to be focused attention. The important thing emotionally is that you are spending focused time with each other. The activity is a vehicle that creates the sense of togetherness. […] Read more »