A Teen’s Guide to the 5 Love Languages
Relationships — they can be one of the best things in life, and yet they are so complex.
You’ve probably heard of the “5 love languages” concept, coined by counselor Gary Chapman. The idea here is that each of us has a primary “love language,” and that this is the way we most prefer to be loved. The languages are words, acts of service, gifts, quality time, and touch. If we want to make someone else feel loved, we need to identify that person’s primary love language and proceed from there.
For instance, if you give a lavish gift to a person whose primary love language is touch, he/she probably won’t be that excited. She’d rather have a hug.
Or, say your friend writes you a caring note on your birthday — but your primary love language is acts of service. You really would prefer if she would have offered to watch your kids for a couple of hours instead.
All of us, no matter our age, can fall into the trap of loving others the way we would prefer to be loved. That’s why books like A Teen’s Guide to the 5 Love Languages: How to Understand Yourself and Improve All Your Relationships come in so handy.
I read this book (thanks, Side Door Communications, for the review and giveaway copies — affiliate links too, by the way), thinking I could impart the wisdom to my own three teens. But while the book is geared toward teens, I learned a lot from it as well. I think most any adult could use the reminders that we should always be mindful of what makes our loved ones “tick.”
This is a slim book, at just over 100 pages. It includes a questionnaire to help those who are wondering what their primary love language might be. The book would be a thoughtful graduation gift (for those whose love language is gifts — ha ha, just checking to see if you’re paying attention!).
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