We all know what makes us feel good and how we want to be shown love. But my way is not necessarily your way.
Here’s the way it sometimes goes: Wife: You never tell me you love me. Husband: But I show you all the time. She wants words of love. He shows it through acts of love. They are unknowingly working against each other. The frustration builds. Assumptions will not work here. If your loved one hasn’t told you, ask. * Concept from the book, The Five Love Languages. There is also a version for teens. ** Learn more about how to talk about just about anything in the free guide, '10 Things to Avoid Saying to Your Teen' (and what to say instead). Click HERE.
Fern Weis is a certified life coach who learned that caring and good intentions are not enough in parenting. In fact, they are often the problem! Fern supports parents of teens and young adults who are going through difficult situations, including addiction recovery. She helps parents release guilt, end enabling and confidently prepare their children to thrive through life's challenges. Her articles are featured in Thrive Global, Medium, Motherly, The Teen Mentor, and Bergen County Moms.
Learn more about coaching and classes at www.fernweis.com. And then download your free guide, "Five Powerful Steps to Get Your Teen to Talk." For information on Family Recovery programs, visit www.familyrecoverypartners.com.