Beauty Buzz/Blog Biz | 5 Love Languages
“Real love” – “This kind of love is emotional in nature but not obsessional. It is a love that unites reason and emotion. It involves an act of the will and requires discipline, and it recognizes the need for personal growth.”~Gary Chapman
Love can be complex at times. Love is always a work in progress. Dedication, communication, compromise, and authenticity are crucial to a long-lasting relationship.
Understanding your love language and your partner’s love language can make the journey easier to navigate. Dr. Gary Chapman wrote the book “The 5 Love Languages” and you can take his quiz here to determine your love language:
The 5 Love Languages are as follows:
- Act of Service
- Receiving Gifts
- Quality Time
- Words of Affirmation
- Physical Touch
At times we need a bit of all the above languages; however, there is a primary one which means the most to you and your ideal partner. For me, acts of service is the most important to me.
When my partner is performing an act of service, and I do not mean sexually, then I know my partner has heard me and loves me enough to perform that act of service. Whether it is helping with me with my technology, making dinner because he sees I have a migraine, or even just asking me what I need, is an act of love I treasure. The key is reframing it in your mind as an act of service not a chore you have to do to keep the peace.
Each partner needs to understand each other’s love language and be willing to talk about it and then commit to it. Coming from a place of compassion and authenticity may turn your relationship into a meaningful one where you wake each morning and ask yourself – what can I do today to express my love to my partner? Try it and let me know your love language and why it is important to you. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Teresa Gregg, Lumine Your Way CEO/Founder
My name is Teresa Gregg. I am a mom of two adult children and a grandma of four grandchildren.
I was born with congenital glaucoma and uveitis. In 1993 I had my left eye removed due to glaucoma and in 2013 my right eye also. After that surgery I fell into depression then eventually became tired of living in victim mode.
I am a Certified Transformational Life Coach with the certifications to assess/debrief with the Energy Leadership Index and Emotional Intelligence 2.0. In 2017 I won the Hadley School for the Blind Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship Program Grant to start my own coaching practice.
It is my vision to offer endless positive possibilities for a heart-centered energetic passion-driven lifestyle. Working with families who have children with disabilities and being a liaison between the family and their IEP team is rewarding. Partnering with schools for the blind in workshops regarding social interactions, recreation and leisure, self-advocacy, self-determination, Human Growth Development, and Sexual Education is a passion for me. Helping others understand their sexuality and social and emotional skill sets is the best gift I can offer those with a visual impairment.
- The header image contains the word “Love” made of flowers and petals on a white background.
- List of the 5 Love Languages: Act of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch. Overlaid on a closeup photo of wheat.
- Author’s bio photo: A headshot of Teresa Gregg who is smiling while her long brunette hair cascading over the shoulders of her hunter green top.