It’s love at first site… that blissful state of euphoria when all is right with the world. Eventually the magic fades and before too long we realize our partners aren’t perfect. They’re not living up to our expectations and we become hurt & disappointed or even angry and resentful.
We catch ourselves saying things like…
“If he really loved me he would do this….”
“If she loved me she would tell me….”
According to Dr. Gary Chapman, unhappiness in relationships often has a simple root cause: we speak different love languages. He goes on to explain that each of us has a primary love language. Though we may see aspects of ourselves in all five, there’s one that you just couldn’t give up. (more…)