Today is the day that the world celebrates love. Love is one of the fundamental human needs. At the end of the day, we all want a companion, to love and be loved, to have that someone special to share life's journey with.
Having healthy loving relationships allows us to lead a more balanced, harmonious, rich and rewarding life. So let’s explore what the occasion really means and how you can improve your relationships and share the love on this special day…
Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, originated as a Western feast day honouring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant celebration in many regions around the world.
The day first became associated with romantic love in the 14th century. In the 18th-century it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). In Europe, Saint Valentine's Keys are given to lovers "as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart". Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid.
To celebrate love this Valentine’s Day, we thought it would be fun to explore the languages of loveand the different ways people express, value and feel love through gestures, symbols and displays of affection to help gain insight into your love language, as well as your partners, with the intention to “unlock your heart”.
Even history shows there are different ways to demonstrate and express love with the various forms it takes. It is important to remember that there is no right or wrong way to express your love. And sometimes you can attract like souls or your opposites to share your love. Just because you have a different way of expressing love to that of your partner does not mean you are doomed. One thing is for sure about love, with it will always deliver the opportunity to learn, grow and be even more loving.
In relationship, you may sometimes feel like your partner doesn’t get you or there is a breakdown in communication, it may be just that you’re speaking different languages. By exploring your language of love and understanding your partner’s you will become more enlightened and better equipped to speak their language and “get each other”. And appreciate that while they may have a different language to you, they are loving you the best way they know how.
If you’re single, knowing your love language as well as having an understanding of the others, you will be better equipped to identify and speak the language of your potential mate right from the get go!
Be prepared for a little lightbulb and “aha” moment that could possibly transform your relationships.
If you’d like to discover your love language and begin improving your relationships this Valentine’s Day take the assessment to get to know yourself better to either magnetise a compatible mate or enhance your existing relationship and embrace more love in your life!
Your love language profile will explain your primary love language, what it means, and how you can use it to connect to others.
5 Languages of Love – Couples Assessment & Singles Assessment