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The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
The Five Love Languages How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate Author:Gary Chapman Are you and your spouse speaking the same language? While love is a many splendored thing, it is sometimes a very confusing thing, too. And as people come in all varieties, shapes, and sizes, so do their choices of personal expressions of love. But more often than not, the giver and the receiver express love in two different ways. This can lead ... more »to misunderstanding, quarrels, and even divorce. Quality Time Words of Affirmation Gifts Acts of Service Physical Touch Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mates love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!« less
Interestingly enough, DH and I had just started to realize that we werent speaking the right languages with each other and had started to change accordingly. What this book did most of me, aside from reinforcing behaviors that I had recently started, was make me realize that our child speaks a language that neither of us is comfortable with and we seriously need to work on that.
This is a great book to keep forever, but I could not in good consious keep it to myself. This information NEEDS to be shared.
What speaks volumes to you may be meaningless to your spouse/significant other. But here, at last, is the key to understanding each other's unique needs. Apply the right principles, learn the right language,and soon you'll know the profound satisfaction and joy of being able to express your love and feeling truly loved in return.
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Helpful Score: 5
I discovered this book back in 2001, and it has been life-changing. So life-changing in fact, that I have bought and given a copy of this book to many people in my life. It is such a simple concept, and a very fast read, but very powerful. You can't look at relationships the same way after this book.
This is one of my favorite books! I read it in my early 20s-almost a decade before I got married. Even as a single person I saw how love languages impacted every day non-romantic relationships. I am a words of affirmation person and didn't understand why my compliments sometimes made people feel uncomfortable until I read this book. When I dated my husband I suggested he read it. He is quality time which helps explain why he wanted to tag along when I ran errands. He also became very purposeful about complimenting me. I think everyone, but especially everyone in a romantic relationship should read this book.