The 5 Love Languages: Sandy Springs Couples Counseling

posted Aug 25, 2012, 4:43 AM by Anthony Centore   [ updated Oct 14, 2012, 8:18 AM ]

The biggest misconception regarding love is the belief that it’s only physical. However, this is far from the truth. Love is expressed physically, emotionally, verbally, and ethically. Healthy relationships around the world remain strong because they follow this format. In order to live a happy life with your partner, it is essential that you follow five simple steps, also known as the five “languages of love”. If you follow the five languages of love shown below, you will have a long lasting healthy relationship with your partner.
Note: Understanding the 5 Love Languages is only 1 of many techniques used during couples counseling at our office in Sandy Springs. Also, please note that this article is for general informational purposes and was primarily composed by our non-clinical Sandy Springs Counseling Staff Writer. To speak with a counselor, call us anytime at 404-719-4233.

 

1)   Use Words of Love – The power of language is definitely something that no one should ever take for granted. When concerning love, you should always make sure to compliment your partner and let them know how much you love them. You don’t have to time these affectionate compliments or phrases; just saying “I love you” randomly will put the biggest smile on your partner’s face. Besides stating these three words, make sure to notice when your partner changes their physical appearance (haircut, makeup, new clothes, etc). When people change their physical appearance, their goal is to look more attractive, so don’t take this attraction for granted.

 

2)   Spend Time with your Partner – Everyone has a busy schedule, but never put your partner on hold. Don’t let work get in the way of you loving your partner. Money comes and goes, but true love only comes once. Have dinner with your partner, watch television together, play a board game together, it doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it’s together.

 

3)   Exchange Gifts – True love isn’t based off materialism or objects in this world. Although you are not forced to give your partner gifts, do your best to give them some from time to time. When someone gives another person a gift, it is meaningless, unless some sort of feeling backs it. When someone gives someone they truly love a gift, the gift has meaning. Although gifts aren’t necessary in relationships, it is completely healthy to give your partner a thoughtful gift that sparks their feelings.

 

4)   Actions Speak just as Loud as Words – Although words serve a powerful role in any loving relationship, actions are just as powerful. Almost any action can be interpreted in any way. For instance, if your partner makes breakfast for you every morning, take one morning to make breakfast for them; this action alone screams “I love you”. Do some chores around the house to let your partner know that you two are a team.

 

5)   Get Physical – People tend to connect “getting physical” with sexual intercourse. However, there’s more to it than that. A hug could be just as good as a kiss and a kiss could be just as good as sex. When you combine physical touch with an emotional connection, you and your partner will feel closer together.

 

Always remember that love consists of physical, emotional, verbal, and ethical connections. If you want to live a happy, loving life with your partner, then make sure to follow the five “languages of love” above; you will be amazed to see how much your relationship has evolved over time.  Contact Thriveworks Sandy Springs Therapy Center at 404-719-4233.

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