Are you speaking the same language?
How many of you are familiar with “The Five Love Languages” books by Gary Chapman? I highly recommend them.
The quick info goes like this, everyone has a love language…
- Words of Affirmation
- Quality Time
- Receiving Gifts
- Acts of Service
- Physical Touch
Do you know yours? Mine is Physical Touch – grin.
The idea being, if you know someone’s love language you can love them in that way. So, my husband hugs me and I encourage him with words. (Yup, his is Words of Affirmation)
It’s a great concept and can work wonders if you are aware of how another person perceives being loved. Don’t know your love language? There is an assessment on this site. http://www.5lovelanguages.com/learn-the-languages/the-five-love-languages/
Actually, Gary has written numerous books about how to communicate with people. Some of his topics cover, teens, children, men, women, and the workplace. You can see all of his books here…http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=gary+chapman