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If you equate love and worth with things and giving, it doesn't mean you have to repeat the pattern. You have the autonomy and agency to decide what feels okay for you.
Love, care, and appreciation can be shown in other ways, such as a phone call or a glass of wine with your partner over dinner. People feel happier when they're making a real connection.
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The idea of Gary Chapman's love languages is that everyone gives and receives love in different ways. If we want to show people that we care about them, we need to understand what behaviours they interpret as an expression of appreciation.
The five love languages are:...
It is useful to map out the habit loop.
Some people are obsessed with giving gifts, even if they can't afford it.
Science says we do this because giving to others genuinely makes people happier. Even if you’re struggling to meet your own basic needs, you’re more likely to derive happiness ...
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The 5 Love Languages is the concept, from Dr. Gary Chapman, that there are five different ways of communicating love.
The 5 Love Languages are:
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The idea is: we all express and feel love differently, and understanding those differences can seriously help your relationships.
We all show affection in different ways. These “languages” simply label those ways so you can understand people a little better.
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The idea of being a good listener is almost a cliche. Yet, most of us are terrible at it.
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