I believe all relationships (but especially marriages) could benefit from acknowledging that we all receive love differently — and often, in very different ways from one another. We need to find out how others prefer to receive love and choose to love them that way, even if it’s not what we are personally drawn to. My husband and I had a great discussion a long time ago inspired by the book, The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman. Perhaps, rather than starting with what you need (and are not getting) from him, you could begin a conversation around how HE prefers to receive love from you (physical touch, quality time, acts of service, words of affirmation, and gifts are the 5 languages). Ask for specifics!

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