A while ago, I wrote about the five Love Languages – what they are and how to find out yours. I got some great feedback from people who had never heard of this and were surprised by their results, so I thought I would do a bit of a follow-up. After all, it’s all very well knowing what your partner’s Love Languages are, but do you know how best to cater to them?
We start the Relationship Archives with ‘The First’ – a tale of overdramatic teenage love.
I am about as sexy as a jacket potato. It’s okay, I know who I am. I’m funny, and I’m cute but I am absolutely not sexy. Thankfully I’m married and so I can be confident that Steven loves me regardless, but after everything that’s happened recently, I am trying to challenge myself to do more things that scare me.
I am, and always have been, a hopeless romantic. I’m a soppy mess who cries at romcoms and used to fall asleep dreaming of falling in love on a train/on holiday/in a theatre. I’m happily married now, and Steven is absolutely perfect, but please believe me when I say, I have had some hilariously disastrous relationships to get to this point. They say you have to kiss a few frogs, but I was almost knee deep in slimy toads.
Trigger warning, sexual assault
Consent is something that is very important to me, having launched the ‘EHSU <3 Consent' campaign at my Union when I was Vice President, and so when I heard of the #ConsentIs campaign, I knew I wanted to be involved - the fact that the lady I spoke to was a volunteer at the Peterborough centre (my home town!) felt like fate.