The second chapter of “The 5 Love Languages” explains the confusing stands of the word Love and such situation is not what the book attempts to clarify but rather to give a focus on the kinda love that concerns our emotional health as “Psychologists have concluded that the need to feel loved is a primary human emotional need”. – Children for instance seek for love in the wrong places once their love tank is empty.

“At the heart of mankind’s existence is the desire to be intimate and to be loved by another. Marriage is designed to meet that need for intimacy and love.”

Beyond marital bliss, we all need love in our everyday lives and beyond. Through this chapter, I have come to the knowledge of a love tank which can either be full, half full/half empty or empty depending on the love one receives.


  • Could it be that deep inside hurting individuals, exists an invisible “emotional love tank” with its gauge on empty?
  • Could the misbehavior, withdrawal, harsh words, and critical spirit occur because of that empty tank?
  • If we could find a way to fill it, could the marriage / relationship be reborn?
  • With a full tank, would couples/individuals be able to create an emotional climate where it is possible to discuss differences and resolve conflicts?
  • Could that tank be the key that makes marriage/relationship work?


Understanding the five love languages as described by Gary Chapman and learning to speak the primary love language of your partner will radically affect his or her behavior. People behave differently when their emotional love tanks are full.’

What more do you know about the emotional “Love Tank”?


Rebecca Maulome Padonu is an enthusiastic writer with a soft spot for factions. A RubyWrites 2016 finalist. She has completed several freelance writing projects, including BBC Media Action’s Drama series, Story Story (series 32 & 33).


  1. Love tank as claimed really do exist (manily when you acknowledge it does exist) speaking from economist point of view, the tank can only be full when we expect nothing from ourselves, friends or family. The fact is even the rich don’t have it all. Same goes to the most loved, (humans needs are insatiable and love is not exempted.

    Todays questions too many. Taking it in pinch might help more.

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