This is a great book. It's information is very usefull and well delivered. Very powerful discussion on the basis and reality of what is love.
My husband and I listened to the love languages and figured which one was ours. We have been loving each other in our own language and it has been great!
this book have a very practical way to look at love. the takeaways from the book are two major things:
1. love is a choice. the in-love feeling you have in the beginning is not real, just chemistry. after that leaves (and it always does) is when the real love starts. the real love is hard work. it is a conscious decision to show your partner that you love them. that is not always easy to do, but the work you put in will come back to you when your partner responds by putting in the work to show you that he or she loves you back.
2. everybody feels loved in a different way. Dr Chapman breaks it down into 5 ways. if your spouse feels loved when you express your love in one of these ways (or a variant). you feel loved when your spouse expresses their love in a certain way. your way and your spouce's way may not be the same.
if you can use the knowledge from #2 to apply #1, you will be on your way to a happy relationship :)
This is great wisdom. I finally understood why I could never survive on long distance relationships, even if not that long of a distance. I learned that my primary love language is quality time and I now understand why my love tank seemed to constantly be close to empty and I seemed to constantly feel frustrated. Great tool to learn and understand more about yourself and your partner and align on love languages/needs of each one.
I think that languages exposed are obvious and most of the people are pegged as quality of time and words of affirmation. But it's just my opinion. Read it and see if you are agree with me or not.
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
Our counselor recommended this book and it took me a really long time to decide to buy it. When I finally did, I was astounded at how good it was. It contains very simple ideas which for some reason, I had never thought of before. It really helped me understand a lot more about what people need in order to survive in a relationship. It is truly a great book for anyone to read.
Excellent book, very pleasant to hear and easy to understand with real life examples.
It's so far one of the best books I've bought in audible, and really enjoyed listen to it.
I am newly engaged (for the first time) and worried over a couple of spats my new partner and I had. Wanting to better understand how to succeed in commitment in a time when it seems no one can, I sought out a couple of books such as this one. I loved this book. I don't know that it is the answer to all of loves woes, but it is a fantastic tool for anyone in a relationship. I love the direct and simple language of Dr. Chapman and, while there were certainly godliness aspects that don't apply to my life, they were not a big deterrent for me.
Great for couples at all stages of their relationship! Dr. Chapman's tone and accent were so easy to listen to and the information is so helpful.