The concepts discussed in The Five Love Languages reduces seemingly insurmountable marriage woes to simple prescriptions for healing even if the process may at times be very difficult to maintain.
In essence marriages falter or even fail because partners are doing the wrong things to meet the needs of their mates. It is akin to prescribing the incorrect medication when treating an ailment.
When partners recognize their mates' love language and become fluent in it, then barriers come down, wonderful pathways to contentment and feelings of being loved open up, and the marriage flourishes. Deep emotional needs are satisfied, and both partners find the love they sought when they were "falling in love" early in the relationship.
It is like giving the correct answer to every question all the time. How good is that?!
You don't need to have trouble in your marriage to benefit from this book. It helps you understand your spouse better and teaches you how to communicate with them in a way that feeds their soul. You benefit from this in every aspect of your life ! Also helps in communication with children, patents and others. Must read!
Evil is as Evil does.
As far as the narration goes it is a little distracting and hard to get past the accent at first. Aside from that the religious undertones are one other aspect I could have done without.
Those are the only negatives. I feel the book was well written and does its job through story and dialogue to make the point very clear. I feel these are notions we should instinctively know already or at the very least be taught at a young age but are not.
I just listened to the book and have not yet had time to see results in my relationship, but I cannot imagine that if used properly this book would not be able to help even if not in this relationship but in the future if this is not the right one.
Please read with an open mind and not just thinking you are reading a self help book, it is more of a guide to life from the view of psychology and science. We are humans with needs, use this book to help meet them.
A book that everyone must read. Understanding my love language helped me realize what I need to be happy in a relationship. I'm currently single and chose to read this book after a bad breakup and found what I hope will help me to find a successful relationship one day.