The Five Languages of Love
You know that scene in "He's Just Not that Into You" where Jennifer Aniston enters the kitchen, tired and bedraggled from caring for her sick father, sees Ben Affleck neatly washing and stacking all her dirty dishes and promptly bursts into tears? If she had read The Five Love Languages, she would understand exactly what that was all about and if the thought of seeing your partner doing the same would make you weep sweet tears of joy, this book is for you.
What should be required reading for anyone even THINKING of having a relationship, The Five Love Languages is the only book you'll ever need to help you decode what you and your partner need to make each other happy. Sound too good to be true? It's not.
In simple terms, we each "speak" one of five basic love languages and unless you and your partner know what each other's language is, you will never understand what it is THAT THEY WANT FROM YOU. And you'll have an awfully hard time getting your own needs met.
The Five Love Languages in Savvy Shorthand:
- Words of Affirmation. This is your Love Language if your knees quiver when he tells you what an amazing woman you are, how hot you look and how grateful he is that you made his favorite bean dip for the Super Bowl.
- Quality Time. This is your Love Language if you go to pieces when he has worked late all week and you haven't been able to have one decent sit-down meal together.
- Receiving Gifts. This is your Love Language if the thought of receiving one of those little blue boxes from him makes your mouth water.
- Acts of Service. Savvy hint: This is the most common Love Language for women--the one where you bend down and kiss the earth because he changed the oil in your car.
- Physical Touch. Quelle surprise, this is the most common Love Language for men--do I really need to explain more?
In all seriousness, if you or your partner have even the slightest challenge decoding each others' needs, you MUST read this book. I'll even lend you my copy!!!