This book gave me insight that I have been looking for to help not only understand my spouse but myself. The author gave real examples that one could relate to.
Having been with my partner for 18 years we had found a low point in our love lives in terms of expressing daily expressions of love that had lasting meaning to each other. This is more about the things we stopped doing together and for each other. This book has enabled us to refocus on the love language that ignites each of us, and i will pass this to other friends that may be unaware of the simple things that make you tick.
I wasn't exactly sure what to expect when I downloaded this book because I had credits racked up in my Audible account, but it was a diamond in the rough. Gary Chapman's experience in helping couples work through their issues shows, and his methods and techniques for improving your relationship with your spouse can be benefited from nearly immediately.
I started doing some of the things that Gary suggested, and it literally saved my marriage, without question. Both my wife and I used to often say to each other "I feel like you don't love me". If you're a man or a woman and you've ever heard those words before, or something like them, buy this book, soak it all up, and implement some of Gary's ideas as fast as you can.
It will be worth every penny spent. You might not get your spouse to read it, nor should you try to force him or her to. The beauty of what Gary teaches is that you don't NEED the voluntary or willing participation of your spouse in order for this techniques to start working for you. Results come naturally, as you learn and understand the realities of marriage, and how different people express love and FEEL loved in the 5 different ways he discusses in details.
Very excellent book. I will very likely be buying this one for a lot of my friends at some point in the future.
This has been a great book for me and my wife to listen to. We have been married for over 9 years and have found this book to deepen our love for each other and our kids. Realizing everyone has a love language makes it easier to love them in a way that they will know it. It is revolutionary in our showing love.
There are so many marriages that are just getting along but has lost the zing. I am a pastor and highly recommend this book to every married couple. Many people get along great during dating and then the honeymoon period, but then something seems to happen. Dr. Chapman takes us past the romance stage to show how to speak a love language to your mate. What one thing can your partner say or do that definitely shows that they love you. This helps show what your love language is, but is your partner consistently doing this. Our upbringing and influences often develop our love language...not every girl desires flowers or chocolates as the "I Love You" language. Do you know what your mate is desiring of you?
This book is a helpful guide for people interested in understanding how to improve relationships. Although it is specifically written for couples, the basic lessons of this text can be applied to other relationships, as well. Regardless of a person's relationship status, EVERYONE should read this book at least once. Before, during, and even after a relationship has ended, having insight about fundamental communication patterns makes an important difference.
I read this book on our first wedding anniversary vacation. This book revealed what I had suspected about my wife from the start. We took the quiz together and enjoyed the results. I recommend for everyone.
Dr. Chapman helps to open readers eyes to see not only what they need to know how to please their spouse, but also see what they need to know about themselves in order to change unhealthy patterns into healthy ones.