The 5 New Love Languages | Valentine’s Day Humor
It is impossible to think that this year, I will be celebrating my 13th Valentine’s day with my husband. That’s 13 years of romantic notions, kind gestures, and well, a lot of figuring out each other’s love language. Have you heard of the 5 Love Languages? It’s an awesome book and help you to communicate with your spouse/partner/etc. to show love for them. Everyone has a love language (or in my case 205) that they identify with and makes YOU feel special. As we near the big day of LOVE, I think a revision to the book is in order. There are 5 other love languages that I think got accidentally left off the edition. So, in humorous Valentine’s Day fashion, I bring you The 5 NEW Love Languages.
1. The Food Language
I’m sorry, but food is definitely a language. Hangry? Emotional? Bored? Drifting? There’s a food for that. To be perfectly honest, many of our arguments have stemmed off me being hungry. Hangry is definitely a word that sends off an alarm. I cannot tell you how many times my husband has come to my rescue with a marriage-saving meal. There are times for steak. There are occasions for chocolate dessert.
2. The Smile and Nod Language
If there’s any non-verbal communication that you should get down, it’s this one. Repeat this mantra after me. Smile and nod. Smile and nod. Smile and nod. There are many days when I just want to vent. I just need to get some things off of my chest and I feel so much better. Well, my husband used to take that sign as “Fix Me.” Oh, was he wrong. I don’t need fixing. I just need someone to listen. There’s a time to talk and a time to be silent. And well, my husband and I now have those looks down to a science. Nothing says I love you like holding your tongue 🙂
3. The Pet Peeve Language
When I leave my hair dryer out. When he opens a new tube of toothpaste before the other tube is empty. When I have my jewelry sprawled across the dresser. When he leaves 2 drops of juice in the fridge. There are many pet peeves that we have accumulated over the years. There are many a fight when these pet peeves are brought to new light. But after 14 years, many of those quirks have become things that make us unique as a couple. Things that we can laugh and joke about. Things that I have grown to love. So while I can raise an eyebrow at yet another pair of gym shorts left on the bed, I can appreciate those little things that only I see and appreciate about my husband.
4. The PMS Language
You know what’s amazing? My husband can tell when that time of the month is coming long before I can. The raw emotion. The stress. The zits. The chocolate. The outbursts for no reason. And that’s not even me, (just kidding). He makes the extra effort to be sensitive to my needs, bring home dessert (did I mention how awesome the Food Love Language is?), to tell me I’m beautiful. Yeah, pretty much a whole lot of awesome husband. PMS Love Language, guys. Make sure he knows about this one!
5. The Dynamic Duo Language
Sometimes, it’s all about surviving. Surviving the storm. The day. The kids. And when you reach that I love you “high five,” secret handshake or victory dance, there’s no one I’d rather look completely ridiculous with than my husband. We’re in this together. I’m Batman and he’s Robin (hey, I won fair and square in thumb wars). And we love each other, any way that we can.
Love is not limited by just the 5 Love Languages. We have a love that’s all our own. So today, I celebrate Valentine’s Day, my husband and the humor that bonds our relationship together.
Happy Valentine’s Day, my love. I’m so glad that you “get me.”
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