A man walks in with a bouquet of pink and yellow flowers, expecting his wife to ooh and awe over his thoughtfulness. She smiles and thanks him, but when he starts to play video games later, she gets upset that he isn't spending time with her.
He thought getting her flowers showed her his love, instead she expected his time to show her his love.
I learned a long time ago about something called love languages. Everyone loves people and feels loved in different ways.
According to author Gary Chapman, the five long languages are:
Words of Affirmation
Many people don't realize that they should show love in different ways to really get through to the people they care about.
According to a quiz on love languages, my long languages are ranked:
Words of affirmation
Quality time/touch (tied)
Acts of service
See what your love languages are at: www.5lovelanguages.com.