Why? I read the Five Love Languages over 10 years ago and it remains one of the most impactful books I’ve ever read. Bottom line takeaway, how YOU show love may not be how THEY want to receive it. What you both have to do is learn each other’s way of expressing love, do your best to express it in their “language,” and then be understanding when it doesn’t happen all the time. Five Love Languages.
I forget who first introduced me to this book, but I’ve been surprised by how many people know about it and the five love languages (physical tough, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service, and gifts). I’ve taken seminars, had lots of in-depths conversations with lots of people, and it always resonates.
One of my favorite takeaways is the lesson on how not to let the “love tank” get close to empty. In other words, if the love in the relationship could be measured like a tank of gas, you should always be filling it up and keeping it “Full.” The book asserts, based on numerous cases, that once the love tank gets close to empty, it becomes very difficult to get back to full, and in the meantime it’ll mean a lot of arguments and stress.
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