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Loving Your ‘Words of Affirmation’ Spouse

loving-your-words-of-affirmation-spouse-just-murrayedOne of my fondest memories(and The Mister’s most dreaded memories…) is that he used to send me these LONG letters when we were in a long distance relationship in high school. I have a huge box filled with all the letters he sent me over those two years. Although my husband cringes at some of the things he wrote in those letters, they are my most cherished possession. Clearly, my main love language is ‘Words of Affirmation’.

The bestselling book by Gary Chapman, The 5 Love Languages has revolutionized our relationship, making love easy no matter how busy we are.

Loving your ‘Words of Affirmation’ spouse is surprisingly easy. Sincere words are the most important of loving your ‘words of affirmation’ spouse but that doesn’t mean it’s the only thing that makes your spouse happy.

Here are 7 ways to love your ‘words of affirmation’ spouse daily:

1. Tell them you love them regularly.
2. Compliment them with specifics.
3. Send them love notes or texts.
4. Encourage them.
5. Cards – for every minor holiday or just because.
6. Brag about them.
7. Tell them you appreciate them and what they do.

Need some specific suggestions on what to say to your ‘words of affirmation’ spouse? Check out these, hopefully they’ll be helpful in getting you to think about what your spouse may need to hear to feel loved.

Just because ‘Words of Affirmation’ isn’t your prime love language, doesn’t mean you can’t love your spouse the way they need to be loved.

So tell me, have you taken the love language test with your spouse? is ‘Words of Affirmation’ your main love language? Tell me how you love your ‘words of affirmation’ spouse?


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12 thoughts on “Loving Your ‘Words of Affirmation’ Spouse

  1. K and I have the same top three languages, but my #1 is quality time and his is acts of service. Words of affirmation definitely rank high with us, though. K craves compliments on a new haircut or pair of shoes, lol. I like it when he verbally notices a clean room or folded laundry 🙂

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    1. That’s awesome you have the same top three love languages! I think it’s human nature to want a compliment or someone to notice when you’ve accomplished something or changed up your appearance.

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    1. If it isn’t your top love language, I can definitely see it being difficult to get into the habit of doing. My husband has said the same thing, but luckily for me he still works hard at speaking my love language.

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  2. These are some great tips! I’ve been sending Pearson a list of things I love about him every day this month. On the first I sent one thing, on the second, I sent two etc. I’m going to do it through Valentine’s Day. He’s loving it so far. WOA has been his primary love language last year and this year and it’s been climbing up my list every year.

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  3. You already know mine is Words of Affirmation! 😀 My second is Physical Touch, although Quality Time is a really high 3rd. Dan’s first is Physical Touch, and I think Quality Time is his second, but I’m not sure. He likes receiving Words of Affirmation, but he’s still learning to speak them to me. 😉

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    1. My husband’s love languages are physical touch and acts of service, so it’s foreign to him too but he’s learned what I need to hear and see in order to feel loved.

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  4. That’s my love language! My significant other does a great job with these things, and us taking the “Love Language” quiz really helped with that! These are great tips and all things that make me feel good!

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  5. my #1 is also totally words of affirmations and i TOO have a massive box of letters ravery sent me every single day during our 7 months apart (seriously though – we must share some DNA somewhere along the line elyse!). he is great about continuing to leave love notes around and i am working on meeting his “physical touch” love language better!

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    1. OMG! I love that your husband wrote you letters too! We’re definitely twinning! I love that he leaves you love notes around! My husband gives me love notes in my lunch or sends me love texts during my work day.

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