The end all be all for any relationship. It was like getting a translator for my husband. I get it now, and I can talk to him so he understands. Thank you for saving my marriage!
The authors voice was nice to listen to, I love the southern accent.
I'm a writer and a yoga teacher with a Masters in English Literature.
I was wary of the self-help title of the book, but got really turned off when I found out about the extreme American Christianity of the writer. I felt like he was going to sell me something at the end. Maybe my soul back from the devil who stole it.
The narrator was appropriate, he had kind of a Texas accent, adding to the American Everyman vibe I think the book was trying to go for, so I think that was probably a good thing. If you like that sort of thing.
Discomfort and boredom. I like the principle of the book, and perhaps I could have learned something from it if I didn't get so turned off by the gee-golly innocent Christian-ness of the narrator. It just didn't sound like reality. My love tank for this book is empty.
If you are Christian and get something out of self help books, if you think they actually help you and are not a cynical lapsed Christian like me, you might actually enjoy this book and learn something from it. Still, I thought his examples of the things people were going through made the people going through it seem kind of stupid, and I believe anyone who thinks critically and does mindfulness work will figure this kind of stuff out by themselves, rather than labelling everyone's love language and thinking they have it figured out.
This is a very good book. I am actually reading others in his series as a result. Author has a lot of good information to share on strengthening relationships.
Extremely helpful & insightful.
I think this book applies to every single person and every single relationship no matter what. I saw this book on the daily deal and decided to listen even though I feel my marriage is very happy and successful and I still found the book wonderful. I think it will make my relationship even better than it already is. I can see how it could save marriages.
I liked that the author read the book himself rather than an actor doing it. I felt like I was getting advice straight from an expert.
When I realized what my husband's love language is and got great tips on how I can do a better job of showing my love for him.
Like I said, I think this is a great book for everyone- good relationship, bad relationship and even parents would benefit from this book in learning more about their child's love language.
recognising that as a feeling expressed in action needs to be translated. If you don't have the right translator you might be reacting to the wrong message.
also recognising that the delivery of love is just as important as its very existence cause otherwise it really doesn't matter how much love is there if not realized through appropriate delivery
real people, real stories and real life scenarios
this is his first performance, I love the way he read it and I could relate to what he says better knowing it is him who wrote the book. so it was like having a private session with Dr Chapman
my spouse's love language :) I would use that a lot :)
Worth the time and Money
The 5 love languages make great sense. The scenarios and advice contained therein is easy to relate to and easy to follow.
Learning about the "empty love tank" and realizing how both people may be hurting and how to come back from that and in a great way.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves their partner and wants to get their relationship back on track.
Its never really to late for love
After being left by my girlfriend who I had planed to marry and be with forever. Through many misunderstandings and yet so much love for each other she shut down on me totally like nothing I had seen before. This book gives me hope that the future is wide open and I can be so much better at being there for the one I love . This time not expressing just in a few love languages but all. I did many but not enough and I choose to love, I will always love her and although I know she did it in a way I really didnt agree with, I know I love her and its a better place to love then to be angry I forgive and I am much more me.
Read this because it will make you a better person
Commuting and writing from Northern California.
Gary comes from a god/christen centered, which I am not christen, but I did enjoy his perspective. Interesting take on peoples love languages, makes you think, always a good sign, for me at least.
It could probably save a lot of people from problems in their relationship.
The life examples he used.
His many years of counseling and research
I was told to read this book years ago and didn't. Now I wish I had, it would have saved me a lot of problems. It's a must read for everyone.
Yes. It is very insightful and a great listen. There's a lot of information I could get next time.
It opens your mind about how we have five different ways to feel loved and how we can differ in how we show or want to be loved. It makes you realize what hasn't been clicking in your relationship and why. It also shows you how you can turn that around. Dr.Chapman shows great examples of couples he has given counseling to and manage to turn around their marriages completely.
If you are in a marriage, are stepping into a marriage or live with your partner, this book is a Must.