Have you read “The Five Love Languages“ by Dr. Gary Chapman?
Dr. Chapman explains people show love in 5 different ways:
words of affirmation
acts of service
While we may want our loved one to show us love in all those different ways, each individual has a way they prefer more than the other. Do you know which love language you prefer? Do you know which love language your loved one prefers?
“The purpose of speaking the love languages is not to get your own desires met but to make your spouse feel genuinely loved and cared for.” – Dr. Gary Chapman
If you don’t have time to read the book, purchase it as an audiobook. Also, sign up for his newsletter which gives practical examples for each love language. Click here to read the most recent newsletter. My favorite idea is under “receiving gifts.” One of his followers suggests delivering a bag of “sunshine” to your loved one – a gift bag filled with yellow items. What a creative way to show someone how special they are to you!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Niv Persaud, CFP®, CDFA™, CRPC®, is the Founder of Transition Planning & Guidance, LLC. Her firm bridges the gap between financial planning and coaching. Life is more than money. It’s about living the lifestyle you want and can afford. For that reason, she offers consulting services in three areas: financial review, life strategy and professional progression. Her approach capitalizes on techniques she learned throughout her career, including as a management consultant and as a financial adviser. Her services include spending plan, financial plan, divorce financial review, life strategy and professional progression. Niv actively gives back to her community through her volunteer efforts. She believes in living life to the fullest by cherishing friendships, enjoying the beauty of nature and laughing often — even at herself. Her favorite quote is by Erma Bombeck, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say ‘I used everything you gave me’.”