Sunday, March 20, 2011
5 love languages
My mom bought BF and I the 5 Love Languages book and I was going to wait until we both had time to read it but while he has been in Vegas for a week, I got a little bored and picked it up, just to skim. I couldn't put it down. It's such a great, insightful book. Not only for romantic relationships but all relationships in general. Technically it's a book written for married couples but I think reading and understanding it can be beneficial for anyone.
People all think differently, this we know. But we never stop to ask if the things that we want are the same things that another person wants/needs. For BF and I, we need different things out of a relationship to feel loved. This could be from the way we were raised and how our parents did or did not show love, or just the "love language" that we have developed over time. I can't wait for him to get back so we can actually start reading it together to determine what love language we both speak and how to give that to each other.
I've always felt like BF and I understand each other better than the majority of couples, (mostly because we've known each other for 10 years) but we do have a tendency to have problems expressing our feelings. I really think that reading this book will help us figure out how to better express ourselves and show each other that we love each other. If you haven't read this book, buy it. You won't regret it!