Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
When Gary Chapman sat down to write the irst 5 Love Languages, he had no idea how well received his book would be to those trying to strengthen their relationships. Eight million copies later, Chapman pens The 5 Love Languages: Singles Edition in an attempt to help those who have given up on love.
Have you ever been in a relationship with someone and realized you two were always speaking a different language? Always on the wrong page or constant miscommunication. The reason for such discord in your relationship is you don’t understand your partner’s love language, and in fact, you’re using your own love language on your partner to satisfy your own needs.
The 5 Love Languages consists of the following: words of affirmation, receiving gifts, acts of service, quality time, and physical touch. In order to be in a loving, rewarding, and satisfying relationship, you have to take the time to figure out which language your partner is speaking and act accordingly. Although chapman breaks each category down and follows it up with reflective questions, he strongly suggests learning all 5 and apply them accordingly.
One of the things I love about The 5 Love Languages is how thought provoking it was. It made me really contemplate past and present relationships, and I feel confident I can move forward with better relationship skills. Another great thing about the book is that the lessons can be used for both romantic and platonic relationships which is a plus for those of us working on relationships with our family and friends.