Q&A: Love Languages and Business Trips

Q: “Gary, my fiance’s love language is Physical Touch, however I travel a lot for my job and can’t always be there to satisfy this. Any suggestions?”

Gary Chapman: All of the love languages can be expressed long distance. If you are not physically present, it’s true that you can’t actually put your arm around them or reach over and hold hands, but what you can do is call, write, or text. Say something like, “If I were with you I would give you a big hug and kiss right now that you would never forget!” This will speak to them on an emotional level and help fill their love tank. Why? Because you are verbalizing what you would do if you were together. This helps them to know you are thinking about expressing your love to them in a way that is meaningful.