Back by Popular Demand Series: Love Language Part 3 – Receiving Gifts

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A gift is something that you can hold in your hand and say, “Look, he was thinking of me,” or “She remembered me.” You must be thinking of someone to give a gift. The gift itself is a symbol of that thought. It doesn’t matter if it costs money. Gifts […] Read more »

Back by Popular Demand Series: Love Language Part 2 – Quality Time

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Within every language, there are many dialects. Here below you will find just a few but in the end you need to understand your spouse’s dialect. Togetherness: Spending time together with focused attention. What happens on an emotional level is what matters. It communicates that you care about each other, […] Read more »

Back by Popular Demand Series: Love Language Part 1 – Words of Affirmation

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Verbal compliments, or words of affirmation, are powerful communicators of love. They are best expressed in simple, straightforward statements of affirmation, such as: “You look sharp in that suit.” “Do you ever look nice in that dress! Wow!” “You must be the best potato cook in the world. I love […] Read more »

Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages and their use in the Workplace

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This reminded me of the multifaceted usability of Gary Chapman's approach. If you want to read more about the different love languages, you can find plenty of my articles about it here (click here). His approach on teaching us how different people show love and how different people feel the love that you're intending to show them has been an integral part of counselling couples, families and children to understand themselves and each other better. When I've worked with this model with couples I have many times that they come back reporting how it not only improves their relationship with each other but also tought them something about how to relate to their work colleagues, employees, friends, children etc. Read more »