AUTHOR: Gary Chapman
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Are you and your spouse speaking the same language? While love is a many splendored thing, it is sometimes a very confusing thing, too. And as people come in all varieties, shapes, and sizes, so do their choices of personal expressions of love. But more often than not, the giver and the receiver express love in two different ways. This can lead to misunderstanding, quarrels, and even divorce.
Quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch are the five basic love languages. Dr. Gary Chapman identifies these and guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate’s love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp! ~ Goodreads.com
MUCH Easier than French and German
Having spent countless hours struggling to learn French, and later German, I assure you…learning a second love language is much easier than learning a foreign language. And, arguably a more worthy use of your time.
Whether we’re talking about a foreign language or a love language, the more you can learn before you’re thrust into a situation demanding fluency, the better.
It’s unusual for both partners in a relationship to speak the same love language. Symptoms of a language mismatch include, but are not limited to, feeling lonely even when your partner is in the same room and regular bouts of frustration that your mate just doesn’t get it.
Don’t despair. This book will help you learn each other’s languages so you can get back to loving.
The first task is to figure out what “love language” each of you speak. If it’s not clear after reading each chapter, the quiz at the end will open your eyes. If your languages are one and the same, high five and start conversing. If not, start studying and remember…even with the best of teachers, learning a new language requires commitment, patience, and [sometimes tedious] hard work.
The reward comes on that day when you realize you’re bilingual! And, you can be hugely proud.