Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Five Love Languages-- For Single People

The Five Love Languages-- For Single People, Gary Chapman, book review, moody publishers, via bella
Yes, love and single people.... what do they have in common?

A lot more than you think, actually! You can revolutionise your love life right here in the single lane you are driving in. It sometimes is lonely, but my guess is that you can make it a happier place by loving more inward and outwards around you.

Yes, I am separated.

Yes, I once loved passionately.

Yes, like many, there is still love for the one that I am separated from... but it doesn't flow both ways (not romantically and intimately anyways).

So this was an easy pick for me to learn more about the Five Love Languages for single people.

Separated = single (in many regards).

Though no one relationship is ever truly the fault of one party, even though there are rare occasions when it is, we must look with compassion and judgement both internally to see what we have done wrong. And sometimes it is the simpliest thing such as speaking the love language of your spouse. Even though this was not the case for me and mine, I still thought this would be a great read for me to be able to do.

We all have growing to do if we are on this Earth. We are still growing ever so as human beings and are understanding of love is truly small in the grand scheme of what love really is.

When you find the romantic love you need to be able to sustain it.

That is where this book comes in.

Except that this book truly applies to all relationships.

It starts off telling the function of the book, which I think could have been sped up just a little bit. But for some who don't know the series, it could be very helpful.

Then it goes on to tell the story of a football player who was big in the community but when it came to love, he was not understanding why he couldn't keep relationships. It was because he didn't know how to give affirmations to the girls he was dating and it had to do with how he grew up. He didn't learn how to.

He went on a journey to tell his parents he loved them which also transformed his future relationship with his girlfriend.

I love the stories behind each love language because it gives this sense of connection between what the love language is and about it being for all of people's relationships. That there is real life connections to real stories coming from the love language theory.

There is a "Things to think about" section right after that you can think about how the story applies to you directly. Ie: In the football player's situation, he was never told he was loved by his parents. So, one of the first questions in that Affirmation section is "Did you feel loved by your parents? Did they say I love you?" That is an example.

It takes it from being just a story to being able to internalise it.

In the back is the 29 question quiz to be able to find out your love language which is helpful. But really, why in the world is this not in the front of the book? You wouldn't even know it is back there.

You can also take it in advance online here actually. So I suggest taking that no matter what.

I would give this book ☁☁☁☁ out of five. Well, 4.5 out of 5, but couldn't find a half cloud. Ha!

Book Description:

With more than 10 million copies sold, The 5 Love Languages(R) continues to strengthen relationships worldwide. Although originally crafted for married couples, the love languages have proven themselves to be universal, whether in dating relationships, friendships, the family, or the workplace.

The 5 Love Languages(R) Singles Edition will help you . . .

Discover the missing ingredient in past relationships
Learn how to communicate love in a way that can transform any relationship
Grow closer to the people you care about the most
Understand why you may not feel loved by those who genuinely care about you
Gain the courage to express your emotions and affection to others
Don't wait; discover how your relationships can flourish, starting today!

* I received this book in exchange for my honest review from Moody Publishers *

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