By Helen Tomlinson – Kinesiologist & Bowen Therapist
Are you in a relationship or surrounded by people and still feel alone? Do you feel misunderstood? Are your needs not being met? Are you longing to re-ignite your relationship?
Whether partnered or single, discovering the joy of giving and receiving through your love language is a vital part of the secret to love that lasts. Love languages are languages we all use to express love. They inspire us to have the love and friendship that remains even after those warm fuzzy feelings have long gone. The need to feel loved isn’t only for romance. We all have a desire to have meaningful relationships with unconditional love, whether in friendships, work or dating. Imagine being able to say or do just the right thing guaranteed to make yourself and your special someone feel loved!
Our own love language helps us understand how we express love, why we feel loved and how we can love our loved ones. It’s a win win situation. Expressing love in a person’s primary love language enhances all relationships. Often couples have different primary love languages. For example if your loved one buys you gifts all the time but spends more time with their mates than you, then you most likely have quality time as your primary love language and they could have receiving have gifts as theirs.
We tend to give from our love language not stopping to think our loved may be operating from a different one. One is not right or wrong – just different. If we can understand each other’s love languages we can learn to give and receive by connecting with others emotionally. This is a vital step toward attracting, healing and sustaining healthy relationships. Relief comes with understanding and frees you to enjoy your life. So if you want to enjoy the best relationships possible then get to work on you.
Whatever blocks are in place, that no longer serve us, need to be dissolved so that we may fully experience our relationships and get our needs met.
So, what is your love language?