According to Gary Chapman in his popular 1995 book. The Five Love Languages: How to Express heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate there are five love languages, all of which have been examined.
If your partner’s love language happens to be words of affirmation, it is not enough to constantly tell them and reassure them of your unfading feelings for them.
It is just as important for you to note that there are certain things you cannot afford to do to if your relationship with them will be a happy one and stand the test of time.
Below we list three of the things you can’t do if your partner’s love language is words of affirmation:
3. Paying no attention to your words
This pretty much goes without saying. If you are with a partner who values words of affirmation, then you have to regularly remind him or her of your undying love and affection towards them. But then it does not mean you cannot correct them or criticize them when they are wrong.
Giving them words of affirmation should not take away the duty of honesty which you owe your spouse. What’s important is that your criticism is constructive and doesn’t tear them down as opposed to building them up.