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ABOUT THE BOOK
Can a couple make it in marriage if they disagree on everything?
After working as a marriage counselor for over 30 years, Dr. Gary Chapman discovered something important about the couples he worked with - each spouse has a different method, or language for giving and receiving love. This is true for couples just starting out, and those who have been together for decades. And more often than not, people wind up married to someone with a different language from their own. Chapman found that everyone identifies primarily with one of five love languages:
Words of Affirmation. Compliments, I love yous, praise for a task well done
Quality Time. Being there for your spouse with undivided attention.
Receiving Gifts. A well-chosen, thoughtful gift, no matter the price.
Acts of Service. Helping your spouse with necessary tasks.
Physical Touch. Hugs, caresses, and hand-holding go beyond the bedroom.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
Dr. Chapman explains how her husband has to tear down the stereotype he had held for so long about housework being a womans role. Another man explains that his ideas took root in childhood. He says, Dad worked, and mom took care of things at the house. I never saw my dad vacuum or wash the dishes or do anything around the house...And I guess I just thought that was the way it was supposed to be. But, Acts of Service, such as changing diapers and vacuuming the house, are the key to making his wife feel loved, so he must combat these ingrained stereotypes.
In discussing the love language of Physical Touch, Dr. Chapman notes that, there are appropriate and inappropriate ways to touch members of the opposite sex in every society. The power of physical touch is highlighted in the way our society now treats allegations of sexual harassment much more seriously than in the past, and in the number of organizations helping battered husbands and wives. To speak this language, one must learn the difference between positive touching and abuse.
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Quicklet On Gary D. Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts
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Claire Shefchik, a native of Minnesota, received an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her writing on arts and entertainment has appeared on USAToday.com, Spinner, The Faster Times, and many blogs. She can be found on Facebook and on Twitter @clairels.