Los Cinco Lenguajes del Amor para Solteros (The Five Love Languages for Singles, Spanish edition)

ISBN: 0789912910
ISBN 13: 9780789912916
By: Gary Chapman

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EJ

The Love langauges series has been talked about in concervative circles for years. I have avoided this series for that reason. Although Dr Chapman has branched out and coverd many different situations regarding Love Languages... I first became interested in this series when I read the book Love Languages for Children. I have been in childcare for 15 years and out of all the classes and books I have read, it was the Love Language book that helped me the most.This book was an impulse buy...once I picked it up I could not put it down. This book discusses the 5 Love Languages and how each of us has a particular one that we speak. Dr Chapman discusses both platonic and romantic love. If everyone read this book..marriages, friendships and dating relationships would change drastically.I strongly recommend this book.

Tracy

So, The Five Love Languages for singles is mainly about finding your primary love language so you can get along with your boyfriend, parents, family members and friends. There are five love languages. Which is:1)Words of Affirmation 2)gifts3)Acts of Service4)Quality Time5)Physical TouchI found out that my primary love language is Quality time. I love this book so much because it helped me figure out my love language so people can understand me more, I found out my ex's love language so him and I can work on our relationship and I found out my parent's love language so I can try and get along with them more since our relationship is very up and down. deff a good read for everyone (:

Nicholas Mills

It is a very, very easy read. I didn't understand a lot, but it was transforming. One of those books that you need just at the right time.

Monika

It's great theory, indeed. I like it. Although, it didn't tell more than I've already known. In fact, I could say that you don't really have to know this five languages. Instead of it, you can just be more open to people and develop more emphaty and you will end up the same. Some psychological technics I've already known from my psychology classes and just from religion and life experience, though.It suprised me that there were so many examples of people - according to the book - who changed their lifes just because they finally learnt what love languages others are speaking of. Perhaps it's mora about personality and life experience to be open to others. Either way, I'm glad that this book helped so many people.I like also that author refers many times to the Bible and presents Christian love and lifestyle. I recommend this book. It's good.

Katie

When I was finished with this book, I felt as if everyone I know should read it or another version of it (not necessarily the "Singles" version.) This book not only will undoubtedly help me understand future relationships, but it had me stop and examine the love languages of every member of my family, close friend.. I even went through and examined the love languages of colleagues. A total "a ha" moment was when I looked at the love languages of my parents. Prior behavior which I, at times, felt were smothering or controlling, weren't that at all - they were truly my parents acting out in their own love languages. Similarly, I saw how my own personal need for words of affirmation, and ways that I felt discouraged in the past, were because of others not speaking in my love language. I thought back to failed relationships and saw how I may not have been speaking that person's love language - but ultimately, how they were not speaking mine. It helped me to realize that people may not always be intentionally hurting me with their words; they are simply just not speaking my love language or understanding how they make me feel.If nothing else, this was a fantastic book on the human psychological condition and deepening your ability to relate to other people and understand both them and ourselves. Add in the fact that it's a Christian book based on Godly principles, and I think that the Christian reader pulls even more out of it than the non-Christian. Either way, I truly feel that anyone (Christian or non-Christian) looking to have a deeper understanding of their interpersonal relationships should definitely take the time to read this book and take the concepts to heart. It can definitely be relationship changing.

JayJay

Full points for a compelling concept, but the many narrative real-life applications were a little like reading the script to a low budget office conduct video. Also, as this book is clearly Christian in perspective, some secular readers might be turned off to the otherwise objective truths.That said, I think anyone and everyone could benefit from at least skimming this book. Chapman's insights are brilliant, relevant, and completely applicable to everyday situations. Granted, I do not think them as 100% bulletproof as the book may present them, there are some people out there that might still misinterpret or obstinately ignore even the boldest or most sincere attempts to reconcile a relationship, but the shift in perspective it generates is certainly worth the read.

Brent Soderstrum

Being a single who has had his struggles with the female gender I found this book very enlightening. This book isn't geared solely towards dating it also deals with friendships, work relationships, parents and your kids. Basically there are five types of love languages that we all speak and we each have one that is predominate. If you figure out what the person's love language is you can "speak" it to them and fill their love tank. The five love languages are 1) words of affirmation, 2) gifts, 3) acts of service, 4) quality time and 5) physical touch.It gives you hints on how to figure out what the other person's love language is. It also contains a test to take to determine what your love language is.I also found it interesting that the author has found that there is a two year period in a new relationship in which speaking the love language of the other person isn't necessary. This is the "tingle" period. Once this two year period ends, and it will, you need to work at maintaining the love that was soooo present in the relationship before. Good read and can be done quickly. Love is what seperates us from animals so we should find ways to express it to those who are important to us.

Andrew

Story:Dr. Gary Chapman has broken down the concept of Love into five simple languages: Acts of Service, Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Physical Touch, and Receiving Gifts. Everyone falls into at least one of these categories and that’s how they receive Love. If you don’t speak the right language or are unable to recognize your partners language then you could be doomed from the start.In this book, and others from the series, Dr. Chapman breaks down the five languages of love. He uses examples from the past 30 years of how to listen and learn the signs of these five languages, to form a better relationship between you and your partner or anyone else in your life.Thoughts:I’ve had this book suggested to me twice now and kept putting off reading it. Recently, I was helping a friend through a tough time, remembered this book, and figured I needed to give it a read. It was worth the read.I went in thinking that the premise seemed kind of silly. “Only five ways people express love? Probably just a book with a broad scope of catch-all nonsense, wrapped in Christian quotes to sell books.”I came out the other end going, “This makes a lot of sense. I can kind of see why this relationship didn’t work or that one. She liked when I did X, but X wasn’t high on my list, so when I did Y and Z for her over and over, she would just shrug.”And as the book points out, it works in every type of relationship. Co-workers, roommates, friends, etc. All bonds are based around a mutual respect and some affection towards a person to want to spend time with them. If you speak their love language then they will be more acceptable to your thoughts and/or ideas.At the end of the book it gives you a quick test to help you find out which of the five languages speaks loudest too you.In first place I had a tie between “Quality Time” and “Physical Touch.” Then in descending order: “Word of Affirmation,” “Acts of Service,” and “Receiving Gifts”Words and Acts of Service were separated by a point from each other. Gifts was far far down the ladder.One issues I do have with the book is the idea that anyone can get along, you just have to “speak their language.” I’m pretty sure some people just aren’t compatible and this book may prolong an unhealthy relationship as one of the partners keeps attempting to “fix” the other. Sometimes it’s better to just walk away.Should you read it?Yes. While this book is aimed towards singles (single, divorced, widowed) and still applies even to married couples, there are different versions of this book dependent upon your status. “Secret to Love that Lasts” “Men’s Edition” “Children’s Edition””Teenager’s Edition” I have a feeling all follow the same guidelines and just give varying examples and stories in their respective book.So give it a read and then share what your “love language” is.

Heather

I looked into this book after one of my friends mentioned it on Facebook. Once upon a time, I was gratefully done with the single life and there was no going back. Little did I know, life had other plans for us. He got to live the rest of his life with me; I, however, got thrown back into the dating pool. And with little dating experience under my belt, I have a lot to learn!So, I got this book from Paperback Swap and have been reading it here and there for the last several months. The thing I like most about it is while it is geared towards singles, it is not entirely geared toward dating. It is geared towards all types of relationships one encounters from family to co-workers to dating. As I read, I had a feeling I knew what my own love language would turn out to be and I started to think of those closest to me to try to determine theirs as well, which can only help me strengthen those relationships.I knew going into the book there would be some religious undertones. I was relieved that while God is mentioned frequently, overall I felt the book was more practical than religious. There were a couple of places where I did feel the religious aspect was overdone-not in a preachy, in-your-face way but rather the same point could have been made without mentioning God quite so many times (mostly in the section that talks about sexual unity in marriage and the sexual history of the partners). Overall, I would definitely recommended this book to others. I am curious as to how those in my life would "score" on the profile. I was not surprised to find my love language did in fact turn out to be quality time, followed by physical touch. I was surprised, however, acts of service was at the bottom of the list. That is one of the key areas in my life, I feel, but for me to give rather than receive, apparently.(For my future reference: Time (10), Touch (7), Affirmation (6), Gifts (4), Service (3))

Lisa Filipczak

This book was just okay but the concept will definitely stick with me so I'm grateful for that. When we think about partners, friends or family members and our relationships, we all come to the table with different needs and the ability to express love in our own way. It was interesting to read about the different forms of love and how people express love so differently. Being aware of how someone demonstrates love, especially if it's a different style than yours, is important. We may claim that the other person doesn't love us but they may just express it in a different style than us. This was a little long for a book and I felt it could have been effective as an article instead but I'm still glad to have read this.

Taka

Everyone should read this!The thesis of the book is simple yet staggeringly far-reaching in its implications: each of us has a primary "love language" through which we express and experience love most deeply.If our partners don't speak this language, both we and partners don't feel loved and cause problems in the relationships.Moreover, unlike regular spoken languages, there are only five love languages:1) Words of affirmation (praises, encouragement, appreciation)2) Gift-giving (self-explanatory)3) Acts of service (doing things for others)4) Quality time (spending time together and having the undivided attention of the other)5) Physical touch (again, self-explanatory)Of course, like languages, we CAN learn to "speak" any of these love languages, and being able to speak the primary love language of our partners and family members is crucial in building healthy, nurturing, and loving relationships with them.As I was reading it through, I experienced flashbacks to my past relationships and almost all issues I had in them dissolved away when I identified my own primary love language and my ex-girlfriend's primary love languages.This is simply one of the most powerful tools for understanding and dealing with what matters most to us.Can't recommend it highly enough.

Evan G

This was a great book. IT helped me understand how others feel loved. It also helped me realize how I feel loved. My love language is quality time and I never would have realized this if I never read this book. Just knowing this has helped me understand myself better. This is a great read and I recommend that everyone should read the version that best pertains to them.

Jill

Thought I'd blow through this before I gave it back to my friend's therapist. While I think the identification of the love languages is pretty profound, beyond that, I feel like a lot of this stuff is not quite so revoluationary. However, a lot of people find it so, and that's what's even more surprising. It's great that it helps so many people! I don't know that it gave me monumental ideas, since it doesn't take a great deal of thought to implement communication to people in their love language once you know what a love language is. There is a quiz at the end to tell you your love language if you don't know. The idea of people not being able to identify their primary love language baffles me. It would be weird not to know yourself well enough to be able to identify it on your own. Still, just in case, I did a mental order of what I reckoned the order of my five would be. The quiz confirmed it. Words of affirmation and gifts hit rock bottom. 1) time - 10 2) touch - 83) service - 74) affirmation - 35) gifts - 2

Michelle

It's a little bit religious preachy and a little phobic, but the overall lesson is very powerful. Especially since everyone has family members and coworkers they need to get along with better!

Paul Dinger

Normally, I find this kind of stuff trite beyond all telling of it. I am surprised I read this, and even more surprised that I found this interesting enough to read a lot of it's sources. Though Chapman uses such offensively trite expressions as 'love tank', his thinking is solid and prose is thought provoking. I found myself, arguing, agreeing, thinking. In other words, I was pulled into a dialogue with this book and higher praise I can't possibly give. It really made me look at a lot of my own relationships and understand them in a better way. I want to and know I can do better because of reading this, although I was very reluctant to give it a try.

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