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The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman - Review
Hello dear reader!
How are you doing today? I hope you are doing well! I am doing pretty well myself! In today's post, I wanted to tell you about my thoughts from reading The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. If you have not read it before I highly recommend you go and give it a read! Without further ado, let's get into it!
During my Health Coaching, they briefly talked about love languages and what people think love is, and how inaccurate people's understanding of love is. Especially, considering how confusing dating and relationships are these days. On the campus store for my Health Coaching School, this book was listed under books you could read if you wanted to. I found myself to be curious about what the five love languages were and wanted to hear what Chapman had to say about them. A bit about the author quickly. Gary Chapman is a speaker, author, and counselor. He has a passion for people and helping people form lasting relationships. I took that from part of his description on the back of the book.
In the book, The Five Love Languages, Chapman identifies five forms of love that everyone to some level experiences. The idea is that we all have a "love tank." If this love tank is not filled, we are more likely to feel unhappy, unloved, not acknowledged, unfulfilled, etc. So, if someone's love tank were to be full, then obviously they would feel happy, loved, acknowledged, etc. The five love languages are identified as, Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. While all of us can experience these all of us have ones we feel more than others. For example, the order in which love languages speak to me the most from most to least is Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Acts of Service, Physical Touch, and Receiving Gifts. In the book, there was a quiz at the end for you to take to find your love language. I feel like more people should read this book because the way he explains this is really good. If people could identify what their love languages are and then convey that to their partners, I feel like that could help replenish people's relationships. Communication is a huge part of any relationship, and if you knew how to convey your love language, and love needs to your partner I feel that could help you a lot if you're struggling in your relationship. It could be worth a shot, anyway. I believe this concept can be applied to both romantic and platonic relationships alike.
In conclusion, I found this book to be eye-opening in some respect, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in this! I enjoyed the book and I especially appreciated how easy of a read it was! It's broken down in an easy-to-understand format and isn't a long book at all! I will leave a link below for anyone who may be interested in seeing what your primary love language is. Your primary love language would be the one that ranks the highest for you out of the five. I hope you enjoyed this review! If you take the love language quiz and would like to, be sure to share what yours is! I love you all very much and I will see you again soon!
Find out what your primary love language is now by clicking the link below! https://www.5lovelanguages.com/quizzes/love-language
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