If you’re interested in finding out more, The 5 Love Languages site offers a free quiz
- Words of affirmation – Remember how your parents taught you to say, “please” and “thank you”? Sometimes we forget this simple tip in our relationships. The bottom line is we all love positive words from the people we respect and love.
- Gifts – This is what tells the other person that you’re thinking about them. They don’t need to be expensive. They do need to be thoughtful.
- Acts of service – Doing things for your spouse like household chores fall into this category. Doing them without being asked is even better if this is your partner’s love language.
- Quality time – Spending uninterrupted time together listening and talking creates stronger bonds. The TV/computer/phone is off. Your attention is on each other and nothing else.
- Physical touch – Holding hands menchats desktop, kissing, sex, hugging, and playfulness all are ways to express love.
What are the Different Marriage Types?
There are several ways to look at marriage ‘types.’ One way is to break marriage down into two: civil or religious. Many civil unions include a religious element, though this isn’t necessary. And, various religions typically recognize civil marriages. States often recognize religious marriages, though licensing still might be necessary. This is the easiest distinction between marriage types.
Other definitions of marriage types exist. These include either a description of the marriage style, or the couple’s interaction within the marriage.
Polygyny – One male, more than one wife; this is further broken down into sororal and non-sororal. The former involves sisters, the latter doesn’t.
Polyandry – One wife, more than one husband; this also includes fraternal and non-fraternal marriage.