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Just as you have a different love language, you also hear and express the words and gestures of apology in a different language. New York Times best-selling author Gary Chapman has teamed with counselor Jennifer Thomas on this groundbreaking study of the way we apologize, discovering that it's not just a matter of will - it's a matter of how. By helping people identify the languages of apology, this book clears the way toward healing and sustaining vital relationships. The authors detail proven techniques for giving and receiving effective apologies.
©2008 Gary Chapman ; 2008 Oasis Audio

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  • Kourtney
  • Chuluota, FL, United States
  • 03-31-11

I got a DO OVER

My education of an apology was, "say your sorry, and do you accept the apology"! Thank God for this book. I have learned why I WAS how I WAS and how to fix it. This book explained, taught and encouraged me. I implemented the knowledge immediately and my husband and family are reaping the benefits. My husband actually said, "Wow, you really are changing and trying". I was able to apologize for the past lack of knowledge and know how to apologize. After my excitement I decided to make it a family study. As a family we listened to the Chapters describing the languages, finding your own and apologizing yourself. We made sure that we all knew each other's apology languages and established if we NOW didn't apologize the correct way that we didn't mean the apology. This has been a real blessing to ME, my family and friends. Thank you so much and God bless you, for you have made a legacy for yourself that is surely making your Heavenly Father proud!

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  • Cris5y
  • UPLAND, CA, United States
  • 04-04-12

Excellent

I listened to this audio because my friend says I have a hard time letting go of the past. I realized that was true and I partially knew why. After reading this book, I realized exactly why I get that uneasy feeling when I receive an apology after feeling betrayed. The best thing about this book is that it helps you understand what you need to hear or see to forgive a person. I think everyone should read this book solely for the purpose of learning to give a good apology. Apologies are definitely understated and I'm glad Gary and Jennifer wrote such a detailed book about giving and receiving them.

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Life Changing!

This book truly changed my life! I wish I would've had it years ago, but I do believe that God has His timing for everything and this book is right on time for me. As a school administrator, I will be incorporating this into what I do with my students and my staff as well as adding information from it in the book that I'm currently working on. It should be a book that everyone reads and I don't say that about most of the books that I read. This will truly open the door to changing your life if you are willing to accept that you may need to apologize for some things that you've done. I have began my quest and it is truly liberating. Many blessings--

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This is not an Optional READ ....MUST READ

Sitting on the verge of a divorce I now realize that I have created the toxic relationship my wife and I have come to live for 20 years... learn these lessons here well and All will be well. Never to late to Apologise with breath in your (my) lungs. Even if the end results are not the outcome you seek. I have learn it will take all five languages practiced daily for my wife and relationship (s). God's blessings to the Auther's and to all that have the courage to listen to these words and actions accordingly....

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great read I learned a lot about myself

there is so much that I'm going to take from this Reed I'm going to learn to love people through apology and this book really help me understand why there certain situations where my heart hasn't been able to let go because I have not received those apologies that my heart is looking for especially for my spouse I may never get them but now I understand why my heart is coming from

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Missing "Graphics"

With paying more for the Audible version, I really wish the "Graphics they reference while speaking were available for download" please contact me if I am miss-informed and there is a way to get them

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Surprisingly Effective

I was surprised at how broadly useful this short abridged book would be. So, powerful I began sharing almost immediately.
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a must read

This book provides so much more good & useful information than I had anticipated. This is a must-read. 1

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I felt like a lost cause, this is changing me

I love it, I am about to read 5 languages of love, I see myself changing. this all makes so much sense to me, I feel like I see people differently and myself. thank you

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Very helpful

I loved this book. I plan to listen to it again. Lots of very helpful information.

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  • Deborah Cassie
  • 12-21-17

A book all should listen to

A lot of truth in communication between each other. I feel the reference to God is not required as this may not be everyone’s beliefs. Throughly enjoyed. Much thanks.