CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- We've heard a lot of messages about love in this Valentine's month. Which makes me wonder: If love makes the world go 'round, why do so many couples feel like they're on a Tilt-a-Whirl?
It's as though they're speaking a foreign language - and, in many cases, that's true. A foreign love language, that is. According to Dr. Gary Chapman, there are five different love languages, and we generally tend to communicate in the language we "speak."
In other words, we show our love and affection in the same way we'd like to receive it. Which is fine if your partner, family member or friend speaks the same language. Not likely, though. In "The Five Love Languages," Chapman describes the different types as:
If your love language is not evident, there's a quiz in the book (thanks, Jim Bennett) that will help you determine it. Here are some examples; think about each statement and whether it applies to you: