Feel More Love


I recently listened to the book The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman. I’d heard of it many years ago but had never read it—and now that I’ve heard it, I can’t stop recommending it to people! Then I thought…what about my Motivational Monday readers? They deserve to know about this amazing book, too!

The gist of this bestseller is about improving relationships. The author explains that each of us shows and receives love in one of five ways: words of affirmation, quality time, gift giving, acts of service or physical touch.

We tend to give love the way we prefer to receive it (i.e. you’re a hugger who adores being hugged) but that expression of physical touch may not be the preferred love language of your partner. Knowing your love language means you can clearly express your needs to your partner, while understanding what your partner’s love language is will help you consciously do more for them.

Technique of the week: Listen to the book with your partner—and discuss! If you’re not currently in a romantic relationship, the book will help you become more aware of your needs the next time you are!

Linda Fears