“…it makes it easier for you to have better, stronger relationships.”

If you know your love language, you know, your partner’s or your children’s like it makes it easier for you to have better, stronger relationships, and I’ve read the book years ago. And I apply it in more than just like my romantic relationships. I think Love Languages matter for the people I work with and have always helped me maintain really good working relationships with people because if I have a colleague that I know Words of Affirmation is how they feel the most appreciated, then I’m gonna make a point, you know, not overdo it, but when they really do something out of the park, I want to make sure they know and I wanna commemorate it with a card or a Post-It note or something tangible. Because for a lot of Words of Affirmation people, it’s beyond verbal. The written word is also very important. My husband is an Acts of Service and Quality Time person. I would say he’s slightly over on Acts of Service. Then I also am Acts of Service. I used to be Words of Affirmation, now it makes me uncomfortable. I think as we grow, things get a little, I don’t know why I feel that way. But in college, I was all about the Words of Affirmation but now Acts of Service. So when my husband made sure that the garage is cleared for me to park in there before the snow hits like he did this year, I felt really good. I came home last weekend, I had to, what was I doing? I had some sort of commitment, and when I got home, he had put up the Christmas tree, and I didn’t think he was going to, because one, we usually do it together, but also, like he was so geeked about watching Michigan State football that time and he put it up. And so that’s how I felt loved and appreciated because I decorated the house the night before while he was hanging out with friends.

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