Falling in love is easy. All it takes is a class together, an adjacent cubicle, or a chance meeting. After a couple dates, you may want to spend the rest of your life with this person. But what you may not realize is that maintaining healthy relationships is a daily, lifelong pursuit.
It does not have to be an arduous pursuit though. Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch, are all ways to show and to be shown love. Once you understand these “love languages,” you’ll be able nurture not only a romantic relationship, but also casual, business, and familial relationships effectually.
Dr. Gary Chapman’s classic The 5 Love Languages has sold more than 8 million copies and is as applicable as it is insightful. Practice the simple steps outlined in each chapter–you’ll find yourself more motivated and confident that you can succeed in having healthy, mutually beneficial relationships.
Gary Chapman, PhD, is the author of the bestselling The 5 Love Languages® series, which has sold more than 8 million worldwide and has been translated into 49 languages. Dr. Chapman travels the world presenting seminars on marriage, family, and relationships, and his radio programs air on more than 300 stations. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Karolyn.