The Poetry That Is Life

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Physical touch: We are THAT couple

When two people BOTH have “physical touch” as their top love language, things are bound to get obnoxious.

Bear with me here, I’m not going to get TMI on you.

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Physical touch is far more than just hugs and kisses and sex. (Yes, I said the “s word.”) I remember the first time I took the Love Languages quiz, I got physical touch and felt a bit awkward about it. A close group of friends of both genders were sharing their scores, and I, as a single person, was afraid that having physical touch as my highest scoring language would come off “the wrong way,” or that it was in some way inappropriate. But that doesn’t have to be the case at all. Continue reading “Physical touch: We are THAT couple”


The 5 Love Languages are not just about romance

February. The month of LOVE.


The thing about love is that there are different types. The thing about relationships is that they aren’t just romantic.

The thing about love languages is that you need to know more than just your significant other’s.

It may be a little hypocritical of me to make that statement. I am by no means an expert in my friends and family’s love language. I would be hard pressed to say any of them with much certainty.

Another disclaimer I should make is that I have not read the 5 Love Languages book. I did read Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married by Gary Chapman, the author of the love languages book, that had a chapter on the love languages, but I am by no means an expert in love languages in general, or how to apply that knowledge to your relationship with a significant other, or with anyone else. However, I don’t think you have to be.

You don’t have to bombard everyone in your life with the quiz just to love them the best you can. I think a little observation and critical thinking can help you identify the ways you can best speak love to those in your life. It’s not that everyone shows love in the exact same way that they enjoy being shown love, but it is sometimes the case. By being mindful of the people in our lives, I think we can sometimes learn how to better serve them. Continue reading “The 5 Love Languages are not just about romance”

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