• Cecilia Yee, Counsellor

Does My Spouse Love Me?

Updated: Jul 25, 2020

Fact number 1: A union between two persons usually involves their larger families a lot more than one realizes. It is often when you are already married that you see how your respective family of origin (refers to the significant caretakers and siblings that a person grows up with, or the first social group a person belongs to, which is often a person's biological family or an adoptive family) comes into play.

Fact number 2: We all need and crave for our spouses to show us love and care. Sometimes, we don't feel it at all even if we know they do.

Fact number 3: Sometimes the role may be reversed. We do sincerely love our spouse but don't really know how to make it known to them.

So how do we find out if they love us? Usually, it is demonstrated more than vocalized. Gary Chapman shares that we usually express our love in 5 different ways and he has categorized them into 5 Love Languages. Identify your preferred love language; how you like to be shown and receive love and your spouse may share his/hers with you.

Now that you completed the test, you may start noticing how your spouse has been expressing his/her love for you. It may differ from your preferred way of being shown love and perhaps that is why you may be wondering if you are loved. You may also start to express your love for your spouse by 'speaking' his/her preferred Love Language for your spouse to 'receive' your love.

It'll be a fun exercise; why not give it a try soon?

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