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The five love languages work for everyone (they're not just for married couples)....

In this world we’re surrounded by more people than ever - yet we often still feel alone. Being single or married has nothing to do with whether you need to feel loved! Everyone has a God-given yearning for complete and unconditional love in the context of all relationships. If you want to give and receive love most effectively, you’ve got to learn to speak the right love language. 

Different people with different personalities express love in different ways. In fact, there are five very specific languages of love: Words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, quality time, and physical touch. Dr. Gary Chapman’s original best seller was first crafted with married couples in mind, but the love languages have proven themselves to be universal. The message of this audiobook is now tailored to meet the unique and real desires of single adults.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Gary Chapman (P)2019 Oasis Audio

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Possibly great content though difficult to get past the Christian, church and old school references :(

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Don't waste your time

This book is written for people that believe in no sex outside marriage and that a relationship is between a man and a woman. There are no real tips for most people. You are better off just googling the topic to understand the 5 languages of love. As a gay man, I found his homophobia just too much to handle, I tried to overlook it but it just kept getting worse and worse. His lack of examples and experience with people living in a city makes this book very limited in application.

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Too much religion and not a lot of new concepts

This could be summarised in one blog post. It’s pretty much the original book (same examples) and a lot of religion.

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A must read/listen!

Such great insight, I can see how relevant and helpful this is and will be.

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Eye Opener

This book has helped me in many aspects of life. Family, personal and work relationships have and will continue to improve from just changing some of my behaviours to reflect how other people like to be treated emotionally.

I think this mixed with the DISC profiling could help improve how we treat each other and could bring about peace in your life.

But try to remember - lose the battle to win the war. just because someone doesn't start responding straight away, doesn't mean you should give up. persist and you will be the best you, profiting others around you.

thank you so much for sharing your knowledge.

monique,

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  • CMD
  • 24-03-2020

String conservative Christian message

I really liked the original but the homophobic language in this version made it a disappointment for me. The concept of the love languages is really helpful but the conservative Christian views expressed throughout the book really ruined it for me.

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  • Kayla
  • 07-04-2020

All but one thing

I love and apply this information in my daily life. It has helped so much. The only problem I have with it, is that as a member of the lgbt community there are parts that don’t seem to fit my lifestyle. I just wish everyone could feel included. It is 2020 after all.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-08-2019

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

I think the way we relate with each person in our life would be greatly improved if we learned and applied the 5 love languages! There is just ONE CHAPTER I DISAGREE WITH and it is on the topic of dating! I recommend 'I kissed dating goodbye' by Joshua Harris or any of Eric and Leslie Ludy's relationship Books instead!! Other than that, GREAT BOOK!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-04-2020

Informative, but...

Happy to learn about each love language, but this book focuses a lot on faith/religion, which can be off putting to some.

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  • Karla
  • 28-05-2019

It filled my heart with vulnerability

I fell in love with someone and at this stage in my life, dating has become nonexisting, until i met him. I was upset that things weren't going as i hoped and i focused on blaming him for the shortcomings of us. I began to reflect and chose to understand how something so new so promising can fall apart. yes, relationships don't have a guarantee but this was different for me, for he, for us. i didn't realize how self-centered i was becoming and critical on why i wasn't being loved and i didn't consider that maybe I was pushing it and him away. This book came to me as a hail mary to either see it worth fighting for at 6 months or cut my losses and accept it was just momentary. I read this book and i felt so connected in every love language listed, and it hit me. i was only focusing on my love language and i didn't listen to his or observe his. he was open to discussing his love language and what i did that pushed us away to where we were and now just like that, i switched my thoughts. We seemed to have found our love language that works for us and now hes more vocal since i expressed my love language is positive affirmations and his is affection. This book saved my relationship

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  • Shelly
  • 27-01-2020

"Preachy"

I prefer the original. While this one wasn't bad, it was often ”preachy”, for lack of a better word.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-11-2019

Insightfull

I’ve been implementing this for a few years now. I feel So loved. By myself And others. Not a christian But I think everybody can Apply this in life.

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  • Kori
  • 03-11-2019

Outstanding!!!

This is a great book for anyone who is looking to change their pattern of partners and friendships. I have received great insight on not only how to build a great relationship with others but also how to work on myself.

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  • Benjamin G
  • 28-06-2019

Good content, terrible narrator.

This narrator sounds like he's reading the Safety Instructions at an airport the entire time. Book is sound, but not enough new content vs the original to justify the purchase, especially given the emotionless narrator.

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  • RICHARD
  • 24-05-2019

Talk about loving on a whole other level!

I absolutely loved the book. I learned a lot about myself and my relationships with others.

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  • Nathan
  • 04-11-2019

should rename to singles - dating and parenting

I had just read the original "The Five Languages" and picked this up as a recommendation from it, as I am single. It mostly focused on dating, getting married and parenting relationships, neither of which is related to me. There were 2 portions that were relevant, the working with colleagues and with parents and siblings. But the rest I found that it focused on the love between romantic partners, which I had read in the original.

Don't get me wrong, it's a good book, just has a misleading title.

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  • timeflies
  • 15-02-2020

Good concept but conservative view on relationship

The core idea is good and useful, but the book elaborates on it a lot. I think a summary would be almost as good.

Author is also a pastor so views on relationships are very conservative and heteronornative. Bit annoying at times.

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  • laughing fingers
  • 26-08-2020

useful concept but

I was interested in learning more about the love languages and how to apply them. I did not expect repeated argumennts as to why people should save sex for marriage. The author keeps a "friendly" tone, yet I sense certain views - and not all Christians share those views either I'm aware - and real judgement. Are non married people who choose to live together and love eachother, and are LGBTQ people included in the "love" preached throughout this book? Im not sure and Ifeel uneasy about it.

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  • Anastasia
  • 30-06-2020

Inspiring!

I really loved listening to this book. It was presented really well, more like going to a seminar than reading a book. Very easy listening & it kept my attention - I listened to it all in a day!
I've not read the 5 Love Languages Original book, as when I found out about it my marriage had already broken down. I've been on my own for 20 years or so now so didn't know if it would be relevant to me. But this one was! I wish I'd found this title for singles when my children were younger & I was a single parent as I think it would have really helped me.
Upon listening to it I've been on a journey of self discovery & it's made me really want to find out the primary love languages of my family & friends so I can love them more.
It is written from a Christian perspective but it's not overtly Christian & is suitable for any person wanting to better their relationships. If we all loved like this the world would be a better place. I hope in reading it, and putting it into practice I will be a better, more loving person.
An inspiring listen - if you want your relationships with family, friends & colleagues to improve I highly recommend this book.

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  • PatsyB
  • 22-06-2021

Fantastic book, super insights!

I love this book, it is a real insight I to human behaviour. Thank you Dr Chapman.

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  • Miss J L Wallace
  • 24-02-2021

Great insight

My sister recommended this to me & it didn't disappoint. It's very interesting to see how childhood experiences relate to how we receive & give love. I very much recommend this book whether you are single or in a relationship as the advice can be applied to friends, colleagues as well as romantic partners.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-11-2020

Some interesting ideas but

An interesting overview of the love languages and I appreciate the questions at the end of every chapter for self-reflection and consideration.
But, be warned the book is heavily heteronormative and gender-conforming, with very strong Christian values and beliefs throughout. Chapman also homogenises people who are single. I found that cringe-inducing, but if you can look past the overly traditional nature of the book, there is some value to understanding love languages in your relationships.

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  • HeadUp
  • 10-10-2020

Enlightening

I was ready to write this book off but after a second listen could see where this applied in past relationships and how to use in future.
This version to me should be read /listened to after the original.

Definitely recommend this

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