In honor of Valentines Day this month we are sharing our Love Languages with you!
Both Chris and my primary Love Language is Physical Touch. We are an extremely affectionate couple. We're always hugging, kissing and cuddling. We sit curled up together on the couch, holding hands with our legs intertwined to watch a movie. We're also both extremely affectionate with our children. We co-sleep with the baby, baby wear and he's exclusively breastfed (which I did with all of my biological children) and the older kids are always welcome to hug, kiss and snuggle with us. I firmly believe the more attention and affection you show your children, the more independent they will be later because they never craved it.
My secondary Love Language is Quality Time. Just like Phsyical Touch, I like being around my Husband. Spending time with him. With 6 children it doesn't happen often that I get his undivided attention. But as I mentioned in my Date Night blog it's so important for our relationship to get that one on one time. Because it's something I/ we really need to keep us in a good place.
Chris' secondary Love Language is Acts Of Service. I do the majority of the housework. Cooking, cleaning and taking care of the kids. I also pay the bills and manage our money. Chris is so appreciative of all of this. He really notices what I do and makes sure to thank me for it all on a regular basis. It's really wonderful to have someone who acknowledges how much I love him and our family and how hard I work for them.
Sometimes I forget that actions speak louder than words for him, that he's showing me how much he loves me and our family by doing things like dishes or laundry for us. But I'm working on reminding myself and accepting that quality time in his head is spending time doing something FOR me not only WITH me. Just like anything, relationships take work to be successful and it's all about give and take.
What is your Love Language? Is it the same as your partners? Do you believe that they have a major impact in the success of your relationship? Let me know in the comments below!
If you'd like to participate in I'll Show You My Love Language this month, just add your blog down below in the link up. If you'd like to participate in I'll Show You My... in the future, here is a list of the rest of the years topics!