Lead by example
Before expecting a partner to love her in the way she needed to be loved,
You have to fill your own tank first
If you want quality time with a partner, put in quality time with yourself for self-care.
If you must explain, do
While we hope our partners pick up our examples and understand how to make us feel loved without much instruction, we are never above providing clear instructions.
Back up understanding with actions
Speaking a partner’s love language is part of where the “work” of relationships comes
There’s no perfect combination
There is no tried and true combination of love languages that always work seamlessly together.