Want to up your relationship game in four and a half minutes? Read today’s blog post, “How to Be a Great Partner.” Most of my writing in this space is focused on changing your thoughts, your perspective, your patterns, ultimately giving you permission to be you: straight up, unabashedly, authentically awesome you.
A huge part of being you is knowing what your needs are, and how to get them met. When you do feel that flow, you probably feel a true connection with people around you.
People talk about relationships being a lot of work. For most relationships, of any nature – and especially those of an intimate nature – “the work” really means achieving and maintaining the right connection, be it emotional, mental, spiritual, and with an intimate partner, physical. Most of our connection is based on communication, and it’s the communication that becomes the work.
Dr. Gary Chapman writes about this in his book, The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts. And it’s amazing. Like give-it-as-a-wedding-gift amazing.
The idea is that when it comes to love, we all speak a unique language; we have the tendency to communicate our love for another in the same way we best receive love.
Simply put, if you want to be a great partner, learn the language of love that your partner speaks, then learn to speak it. Because in the absence of that, your partner will feel unloved.
This is a learning process, and requires both people to do the work. When two people are communicating their love for each other in the way they both need to receive it, your relationship will be a beautiful thing. Pretty spectacular right?
Link is live in my profile, and includes the short quiz for you - and your SO, if you have one - to find out which love language you speak, and how to speak it.
Trust me, this will make a difference in your life, and especially in your intimate relationships. You can go ahead and thank me later 😘
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