This book has help me understand my wife and her needs. It has made me see the hints that she has been giving me for years. It's also taught me how to love her in the way that makes her feel special and happy. Currently we are not living in the same home, so it makes it a little bit hard for me to give her acts of service, which is what I believe the love languages is. But I hope I get the opportunity to use the new tools that I have learned in this book, I believe it can save our marriage.
I loved how the book really made you think and understand that what works for the husband might not work for the wife and it's always good to try new things to better your marriage!!
It took many begging requests before I reluctantly read the book. It took me forever to get through the book the first time. I slowly started understanding what my spouse had been talking about and needing from me. Now I listen to the book once a month for refresher sake. It is a must read for everyone before becoming a spouse!
As someone who had parents with a terrible marriage I needed to learn this. I'm not married yet but I was please to find that every chapter still applied to relationships in my life.
My best friend is getting married 4 months and you can bet I'll be buying him a copy of this book!
This book is really an admonishment to wives that they give up sex more. The author has the sexist view that men need and want sex more than women do. The author seems confused about whether the love language of physical touch is about sex or not about sex. He tries to claim it's not about sex but then uses the example of the wife he advises to initiate sex, even though he says he understands that makes her feel used. He tells her basically to bite the bullet and do her husband because it will gratify him. Even though it will totally suck for her. Not all marriages suck. The author pretends they all do. I read this book b/c it was assigned for my bookclub. I think it is filled with sophomoric perspective, and harmful masogynistic advice.
Excellent information. My 25 year marriage would have benefited greatly from this practical information. I just hope, as I try to apply these principles, that I am not too late and my husband is receptive.