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The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts (original 1992; edition 2010)

by Gary Chapman

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Title:The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts
Authors:Gary Chapman
Info:Northfield Publishing (2010), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 208 pages
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The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (1992)

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This was actually a pretty good book. A few other couples have recommended it to my fiance so in the last month we have both read it and learned each other's love language. I will now recommend it to other couples, happy or not, just to help you learn the easiest way to your other half's heart. ( )
  Anietzerck | Dec 27, 2014 |
My husband and I read this book before we got married (STRONGLY recommended by a Chaplain). I read it first and wrote notes in the margin for my husband, and then he read it and added his thoughts too. The theory makes sense and is useful, even if it is one of many different perspectives on relationships. ( )
  krista.rutherford | Dec 26, 2014 |
This was another book given to me on my wedding day. By my pastor friend who did our wedding. My wife has read it as a single woman and told me about it. I guess it was meant to be that it was given to me on a very special day. Men - it will save you a lot of headaches by just reading this book and knowing your partner's love language. Women - it will save you tears if you just knew what your man's love language is. Must read! ( )
  Mark_Oszoli | Nov 8, 2014 |
This is the first book on relationship that I've read after my marriage and I'm feeling that I should've read this before.

The book starts with explaining the 'in-love' feeling which spells out why people begin to love less and less after marriage. Though some of the tips the author provides are specific to an American relationship, you can easily revise/convert those according to your culture.

There is a part of the book that tells you do an exercise of defining what emotions you were going through during a particular event. I could quickly relate to this because even before I started this book, I started asking myself the below questions:
How am I feeling right now?
Why I am feeling so?
And what am I going to handle myself well through that situation?

I now know that I'm on the right path and that I have do to more of that throughout the day.

I have requested my wife to read that as well and she gladly obliged after I told her - please do this, not for me or for you, but for us.

As I was reading the book, I started making some (minor) changes in how I would behave / react to things that my wife spoke. As soon as the book ended, I made my list of things that I HAVE to do in my relationship with my better-half.

Yes, some of the points that the author mentions are very common sense-ish. But once an argument starts, common sense is one of the first things leaves the room. Tips provided at the end of each of the 'Love language' chapter, IMHO, help people to get back, if not, retain their composure during a squabble. I also agree that simple does not always equate to easy. ( )
  nmarun | Aug 17, 2014 |
The 5 languages of love by which we communicate our love for each other, but some of us speak one language and some another. We need to find the language our loved speaks in and learn that way of communication as a second language. ( )
  oldman | Apr 21, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802473156, Paperback)

Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch.

By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other. Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference, and each one ends with specific, simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction. A newly designed love languages assessment will help you understand and strengthen your relationship. You can build a lasting, loving marriage together.

Gary Chapman hosts a nationally syndicated daily radio program called A Love Language Minute that can be heard on more than 150 radio stations as well as the weekly syndicated program Building Relationships with Gary Chapman, which can both be heard on fivelovelanguages.com.

The Five Love Languages is a consistent new York Times bestseller - with over 5 million copies sold and translated into 38 languages.  This book is a sales phenomenon, with each year outselling the prior for 16 years running!

Includes a promotional code to gain exclusive online access to the new comprehensive love languages assessment.

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Dr. Chapman explains how people communicate love in different ways, and shares the wonderful things that happen when men and women learn to speak each other's language.

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