December 6, 2019

The Gift of Words

by Janet Tingwald in Relationship

If your partner’s primary love language is Words of Affirmation, it’s important that you regularly tell them how much you care.

The whole “they should know how much I love them so I shouldn’t have to say it” approach won’t fly. They need to hear it from you on a consistent basis.

One of the most important aspects of Words of Affirmation, however, is being genuine with those words. People whose primary language is Words of Affirmation care most about the intentions and emotions behind those words. If you are saying things just to say them, your partner will be keen on that. So, don’t fake it!

You don’t need to be Romeo, professing your love from the street below. Be you. Be real. And if you’re not the best at expressing those emotions through words, now may be the best time to practice, especially if your partner has Words of Affirmation as their primary love language.

Examples of Words of Affirmation:

  • “I just want to let you know how proud of you I am.”
  • “You work really hard for us, and even when things may feel tough, I just want you to know how appreciative I am.”
  • “I feel so lucky to have you.”
  • “I am here if you need me and I want to help support you in any way I can.”
  • “You’re doing such a great job. I’m really proud of you.”
  • “Wow! You look so good! I really love the new outfit. It looks great on you!”

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