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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.
I am not reposting this book because I think it is a book everyone should read before they get married. You might think you know how your significant other receives love, but until you read this book you may be wrong. Great great book!!
Currently 5/5 Stars.
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I highly recommend this book to married couples, engaged couples and even singles. I guess that covers everyone. Yes, everyone should read this book. The way in which you express love to your significant other may not be received as love because he or she perceives expressions of love a different way. Perhaps your spouse wants acts of love whereas you enjoy words of love. Perhaps you like gifts as expressions of love and he prefers physical touch as an expression of love.
If the way you both express love to each other is different then you two might as well be speaking two different languages to each other. The author explains this concept in very clear, easy to understand terms. He also gives pointers on how to determine your mate's love language and speak fluently in it. This is not a hokey, pop psychology book. I don't really read a lot of self-help books, but this one caught my eye and I'm so glad I read it.