Dr. Gary Chapman believes you have a God-given yearning for complete and unconditional love. But you'll never be able to express it, or receive it, until you learn to speak the right "love" language. The Five Love Languages for Singles reveals how different personalities express love in different ways. In fact, there are five specific languages of love:
Gary Chapman's first best-selling book, The Five Love Languages, has already connected with more than three million readers. Now he tailors that message to meet the unique needs of singles, using real-life examples and anecdotes taken from his 30 years of interaction with single adults.
Whether you are young or old, widowed, divorced, separated, or never married, these proven principles of communicating and receiving unconditional love can apply in all your relationships, including friends, coworkers, classmates, or roommates.
©2004 Gary Chapman; (P)2005 Oasis Audio LLC
I was very impressed with this book. No matter what your religious beliefs are, your relationships will be transformed after reading and applying the principles of this book. The premise of this book teaches that there are 5 different ways people give and receive love. Basically, we all tick differently and we all have needs that are met in different ways. Because the author incorporates many real life examples, it is very easy and enjoyable to listen to. This book is designed for singles, but married individuals will learn something also. As singles it shows you how to relate to your future spouse, roommates, co-workers and friends. However, I would recommend his book on marriages for couples. Please take the time listening to this book, it will not only benefit you but all those you come in contact with.
First of all, it needs to be noted from the outset that this is a religious book and you will be proselytized to / at. Even so, this book is very, very much worth a read.
This book manages to keep the vast world of interpersonal relationships simple enough to comprehend what to do next, but doesn't try to reduce the complexities of our lives into a tagline. Gary focuses on devising a plan of attack for improving the relationships in our lives, not on making out a set of rules or a proscription for universal success.
Overall, I feel like he does a great job -- I learned a lot about myself, a lot about many of the people I've dated in the past, and I came to better understand my parents, my sisters, and my co-workers.
That said, there are a couple of problems with this book that keep it from a five star rating. As I mentioned before, this book is openly religious, and by that I mean Christian. I seldom desire a sermon, and when I do I would like fair warning.
Secondly, and much more alarmingly, this book has a very sex-negative view of the world, bolstered by some of the shoddiest research I've seen since the last time I watched Bill O'Reilly. Since I was already being preached at, I wouldn't have minded a sermon on the evils of the flesh, but trying to make his arguments seem factual with clearly biased "facts" just insults my intelligence.
All in all, though, despite one or two uncomfortable moments, an amazingly enlightening read.
It added value to my life.
Not really applicable.
How you can love and not have that love felt.
On my top ten most important books list.
I love learning about new things, theories and history by way of audible. I like reading actual books for fiction :)
Basically a book about the different ways individuals show and receive (feel) love and appreciation. Glad I got the singles ones, it talks about how to get more out of your family, friends, housemates, work colleagues etc... and a definite must read for anyone in a relationship or marriage.
I was thinking that maybe this was just a bunch of garbage but then I was surprised. This is a great book. I know why it is so well know it is just amazing and it has help me understand relationships and how to make them work.
I've listened to most of this book several times. The 5 Languages worked as I tried them out on co-workers at the office. The only thing I didn't care much for was the target seemed to be for young singles and I'm an old guy wanting to try again before it's too late. The examples had to much church stuff in it. But Gary is a church guy. So I extracted the content parts I needed.
Wish he had a book for old folks, that for the most part have given up on finding happiness from a relationship. Much of the tactics were very hard for me. I was married twice, both ended in disaster and this book showed me why. I recently passed up a chance at a beautiful younger (by ten yrs) women at work. I'm so sorry I did that now. I have to live with that every day now. That was before I listened to this book. That's what inspired me to find some self help. Get this book or the one for married couples. It has changed my life.
Awesome, Informative MUST Read for anyone who seeks to better understand his own emotional state and love language, as well as those surrounding him. I would highly recommend this to anyone seeking to improve relationships of any type!
Well I am still listening the audiobook now, but the experience is really good. I was searching the Spanish version but it isn’t available so I tried in English. I am very happy with audible.com but some books I prefer to have it in paper because I want to mark and write comments, so I bought the book from Amazon in spanish. Don’t misunderstand me I like it so much this book that’s why I bought it in my language, because is great. Gary Chapman is one of my favorites, I recommend the book for everyone not only for singles.
If my friend were in need of establishing more empathy with other people, then yes. But as far as a dating guide is concerned, it fell short for me.
The best part of the book was when the author described how one person could actually offend the other by offering the wrong love language. For example, one young woman wanted words of affirmation and her boyfriend just wanted to do things for her (service). He couldn't understand why she didn't accept that he loved her enough.
He reads it with a really folksy attitude. It makes you feel like a friend is giving you advice. I didn't give the performance five stars because his voice can become sing-songish at times.
No. It required some thought on my part, so I listened to it in spurts to allow myself time to consider what I had learned.
This is a wonderful book for people who don't understand why they have trouble making people understand how much they care about them or for people who are wondering why they aren't feeling loved by people in close relationships.
At times, I got bored, but the author's basic premise is so good that it kept me going. Different people have different ways of communicating love and different ways in which they want to receive love. Learning to recognize these patterns and differences in emotional need is helpful in any relationship.
There wasn't really a lot of dating advice, but I think the author kept it intentionally general to focus on teaching the love languages. Personally, I found it somewhat too general in that area to call the book "for singles."
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