My husband and I have been married for 14 years, and we have a good relationship. We were not having any major issues we needed to work through, but I had a lot of little complaints that were frustrating to me and made me feel like my husband just didn't "get me". Something about this title caught my eye and when I saw all the great reviews I decided it might be something worth trying out on an upcoming road trip.
My husband was very reluctant to listen, but we were both captivated almost right away. This really answered ALL of my little complaints I had about my husband's attitude toward me and our relationship, and helped him understand where I was coming from (and vise versa!). It put things in an entirely different perspective for him, and in a way that he understood, rather than just blocking out what he felt were just nagging wife complaints. It truly helped us understand each other and our needs so much more clearly, and I really believe listening to this book was a game changer for our marriage.
Several weeks later, I have noticed a real change in our relationship and our attitude towards each other. I believe those changes will last a lifetime, and think it will be great to re-listen occasionally for a refresher.
The bottom line is this: if you are in a committed relationship, you will get something out of this book. I am an avid reader and audible listener, but can say with all sincerity that this is one of the best books I've ever read or listened to because of it's usefulness in my life. You will not regret spending a credit on this book!
Simply identifying that we all have different love languages, & by recognising this we can make a big difference to relationships
how to save your relationship
Very interesting listen, well worth investing in - in fact it should be mandatory for all newly married couples to read.
Yes. Can help anyone in a relationship. It was very eye opening for me. Audio book is an easy listen. Two thumbs up.
This is the best relationship book I have every listened to or read.
This goes far beyond Men are from Mars.... this helped me look at my husband and myself from a truly individual basis. If taken to heart, this book will make communication better in any relationship.
Slight southern accent and relaxed cadence made it easy to listen to.
Thinking about how my husband or son or anyone reacts to a particular interaction and learning to accept that as part of who they are for whatever reason, and being willing to do the hard work that is required of myself to grow the relationship.
Necessary Required Reading
Applicable to life.
His tone, reason, and personality.
We can improve on our relationships if we just learn to speak each other's love languages...communication is key.
Applicable to my life.
It is real and can be immediately applied to my marriage with very quick results.
The guy who went and played softball after his child was born.
The way that I receive information from my wife about her love for me is not necessarily the way she receive a meaningful love message.
Every married, or soon to be, couple should get this book, no matter how long they have been married.
My husband and I are struggling with marital issues right now, and I am seeking ways to communicate more effectively and make him feel heard & loved. I appreciated the stories of the couples Dr Chapman helped, and how to identify the different love languages. Dr Chapman has a nice voice, and does a pretty good job of reading with feeling, too.
The suggestions for implementing this new skill, and the thought-provoking questions.
Dr Chapman teaches from his own experiences, and uses gentle humor, stories and examples to illustrate his points.
Understanding each of the languages is not a clear as it could be. Spell it out for a funny like me, with a list of the characteristics of each language and how they differ.
I'm in my mid-20s, and am in my first serious relationship. From the beginning, I havent't had a clue how to go about pursuing a relationship. This book has been the single best resource I've found. Even if you think you know how to love the person you are dating or married to, you can probably benefit greatly from this book. After explaining why it's important to love people in the love language that means the most to them, the author gives each of the 5 langueges its own chapter. In each of these chapters, he clearly explains what the language is, gives at least one story which is useful for helping you understand what exactly that language is and how you might be able to tell whether that is your or your loved one's language, and then gives practical ideas which you can use to show love to the person you care about.
Everybody can benefit from this book; whether you've just started dating, or just got married, or just celebrated your 20th anniversary, there is something you can take from this book to help you better love the person that means the most to you.
I definitely look forward to listening to it again . Wonderful readers voice to listen to. Very helpful and insightful on various difficulties that can arise in marriage. I felt like I was listening to an old friend.
I recommend this book to anyone having any kind of difficulty in their marriage or partnership. It helps you to see problems through outside eyes when you can't see the real problem because you are so wrapped up in it. You can try many of these ideas just to spice up your marriage and make it feel new again.
I didn't read the print version.
The 5 languages of love are, I think, a FANTASTIC thing about which to know. Clear, concise and very powerful. A basic understanding of them, implemented in your life can/will improve all of your relationships for the better!
Personal, easy to understand, easy listen
I recommend it to everyone!