Gary D. Chapman explains 5 ways to express love. These 5 outlines make your relationship more strong and healthy. But the question arises that what actually Love is? And the answer to this question makes you confused and muddled. Love is indefinable; one cannot define love until and unless he/she sink in the sea of love.
The 5 love languages are,
- Words of affirmation
- Gift giving
- Quality time
- Acts of service
- Physical touch
Many of us desire all of these things, but conventionally, one or two may be more vigorous than the others. So you may like gifts, but what you authentically want is quality time. You may appreciate words of affirmation, but physical touch is an astronomically immense part of who you are. The five languages are pretty straightforward, but here’s a brief description of what each of them means.
Words of Affirmation
One way to express your love is to utilize words. For some people, words verbalize more than gesture and emotions. Verbal compliments, or words of appreciation, are puissant communicators of love. They are best expressed in simple, straightforward verbalizations of affirmation. So, if you are optative to make your loved one jubilant appreciate them often such as, ‘WOW! You are looking gorgeous today’, ‘you always make me laugh’, and ‘You are the apple of my eye’. Everybody loves a nice compliment and for some people, it signifies the world for them to be called resplendent or handsome.
The gift itself is a symbol of love and thought. A gift is something that you can hold in your hands and mesmerize it. It doesn’t matter whether it costs money. What is paramount is that you cerebrated of him or her. And it is not the cerebration implanted only in the mind that counts but the cerebration expressed in authentically securing the gift and giving it as the expression of love. You can give bouquet, cards, chocolates, perfumes and wrist watches etc to tell your lover that you are special for me. Gifts are the evident figure of love and it speaks loudest.
Time is a very precious commodity and if one is giving his undivided attention to other, it signifies that he loves you a lot. Spending time together doesn’t mean to sit and optically canvass movie together or sitting on your phones together. It signifies to put all materialistic things aside and verbally verbalize with each other. In this time you can orchestrate your future goals, holiday planning, and make love with each other.
Acts of Service
For some people, Actions verbalize louder than a word. The act of accommodation betokens to doing things you know your spouse would relish you to do such as, cooking a meal, cleaning a room, setting a table, making a cup of coffee, purchasing grocery and dish washing etc. They require thought, orchestrating, time, effort and energy. If done with a positive spirit, they are indeed expressions of love.
Physical touch is a way of communicating emotional love. This includes hugs, kisses, and cuddling etc. Physical touch makes you feel safe and appreciated. This person would much rather you physically contact them than offer to avail them with an act of accommodation. For some, physical contact reaffirms your love and affection.