What is The Secret to Love that Lasts? The 5 Love Languages

What is the secret to love that last? Between busy schedules and long days, expressing love can fall by the wayside. We forget to compliment, to give gifts "just because," to linger in our embrace. The things that say "I love you" seem to either not get said or not get through.

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts is a book about saying it-and hearing it-clearly. No gimmicks. No psychoanalyzing. Just learning to express love in your spouse's language. With over 10 million copies sold, The 5 Love Languages has transformed countless relationships. Its ideas are simple and conveyed with clarity and humor, making this book as practical as it is personable.

You'll be inspired by real-life stories and Dr. Gary Chapman's commonsense yet perceptive insights on relationships. Reading this book feels like taking a walk with a wise friend. Applying it will change your relationship forever-starting today.

In The Five Love Languages Gary Chapman's interaction model describes five simple ways to learn to communicate love with your spouse. Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch are Chapman's languages. When you're speaking with your mate in their love language their "Love Tank" is getting filled and they have more love to give back to you.

Chapman peppers the book with examples of couples that were rescued from the brink of divorce to illustrate the power of the love languages. In some cases the examples seem a little too extreme to be true, but even if those examples were false, they still serve an effective function which is to get the reader excited about the possiblity of being able to communicate more effectively with the partner.

Chapman approaches relationships in a unique way that doesn't simply divide men and women into separate categories, but treats every person as a unique individual. Regardless of your gender, you give and understand love through one or more primary 'love language'. Certain of the following ways in which love is shown are most important to you.  Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Acts of Service, Physical Touch, Receiving Gifts.

Problems arise when you and your significant other don't speak the same 'love language'. If you can learn to love your partner in the way that has the largest effect on them, they will feel more loved and hopefully reciprocate in kind. Chapman's theories have stood up to the test of time and demonstrated their effectiveness time and again in many people's lives

This relatively short book is written in a very engaging and easy-to-read style that will keep you entertained as well as seriously make you think about the ways you and your partner demonstrate your love. Whether you're in a rocky relationship that is in desperate need for help, or in an excellent one that you couldn't imagine going wrong, The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts could help you. Whether you're married, single, dating, Christian, atheist, straight, lesbian, or gay, this book could really influence the way you think about your relationships.