The 5 Love Languages Singles Edition by Gary Chapman is no doubt on par with The Silmarillion in terms of impactfulness on my life. Reading this book felt almost like living my entire life in an blink-in-the-eye.
This book covers some many important topics, many whom unfortunately I’ve learned the hard way throughout my life. I wasn’t even halfway reading this book and I already had over 10 pages of notes! By time I finished the entire book I had over 22. This is an absolute MUST read for singles, plain and simple. The author has release different variations of the concept of The 5 Love Languages. The core audience for this book are singles, technically the concepts cover in this book can easily be applied to people who are dating or those who are not dating. The author also goes into detail on how this same practice can also be done in non-romantic love relationships like with your family, friends, and coworkers.
What are the 5 Love Languages? The premise of this book are what are called The 5 Love Languages, these are:
- Words of Affirmation
- Acts of Service
- Quality Time
- Physical Touch
Us as humans have different ways to express and to receive emotional love. The author’s formula here is that we all need to fully understand these five important concepts so we’re able to learn to “Speak” (metaphorically) love. Using the language analogy, we also need to know the different dialetcs of the Love Langue’s in order to successfully speak the respective love language.
One important thing that needs to be mentioned is that the author is clearly a devout Christian, which he does incorporate positive Christian teachings as when trying to explain certain solutions. It obviously didn’t bothered me, but it’s worth mentioning.
Much of inspiration on reading this book was coming off a recent breakup. Though it was painful, reading this book made me realize how incredibly unfit I was to be in a successful thriving relationship, since wasn’t capable on correctly speak certain love languages in other to express my emotions to others. Their multiple instances, where tears came down eyes while reading this book. Thus said, I’m glad the events came out this way, otherwise I would’ve never learned (or learned later on when, it will be more difficult experience) how to speak The 5 Love Languages, as it helped me how to express my love to my family and friends, in a matter that they know how much I love them.