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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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Some of this seems a little out of touch- especially the section on physical touch and the female perspective- but I really identified with a lot of what he said and can definitely use some of the pointers in real life. ( )
  lovelypenny | Feb 4, 2016 |
I'm not married, but this book was enlightening on many levels. People are always telling me that marriage is hard, but this book was what put it all into perspective for me. I realize that marriage isn't quite what Disney movies would have us believe, but I never considered how much work is required just to stay in love. This book should be required reading for . . . pretty much anyone over the age of 18. ( )
  AngelClaw | Feb 2, 2016 |
This is a classic book about expressing love and appreciation, particularly to one's husband or wife.

Gary Chapman's theory is that there are five 'languages' of love, but that we are usually only 'fluent' in one or two of them. The languages are: words of appreciation, giving gifts, physical touch, acts of service, and quality time.

Thus, he claims, if - for example - a husband's primary language is gifts, and his wife's is quality time, then he might keep buying her presents but feel unloved because she rarely buys him anything. At the same time, she might long to spend more time with him, and feel unloved because he's so busy... and then might feel that the gifts were manipulative, trying to buy her off.

He recounts many anecdotes of couples who have been helped by discovering their primary love languages, and who have then learned, slowly, to speak each other's.

It wasn't anything new to me, as I'd come across similar theories before, but I found the writing excellent, the stories inspiring, and the whole book very encouraging and thought-provoking.

There's a questionnaire at the end to help people discover their love languages, but I found the text of the book more helpful.

All in all, highly recommended to anyone in any kind of romantic relationship, particularly if either partner is feeling somewhat empty or unloved. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
wow. this was a surprisingly short and simple read. very clear. i knew what my language was and wasn't before i took the profile test to prove it. i am glad to say unlike the personality tests were i am pretty even in 3 out of 4 categories, there was on clear first and second and so on. i even had a zero for on language. now i want to know everyone else's. ( )
  kdf_333 | Jan 17, 2016 |
wow. this was a surprisingly short and simple read. very clear. i knew what my language was and wasn't before i took the profile test to prove it. i am glad to say unlike the personality tests were i am pretty even in 3 out of 4 categories, there was on clear first and second and so on. i even had a zero for on language. now i want to know everyone else's. ( )
  kdf_333 | Jan 16, 2016 |
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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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