Dating and marriage books
And while parts of our everyday life often fall along gender norms, we’re partners and understand that being sensitive is not feminine just like my intricate to-do list is not a man’s job.
Nineties fashion might be back, but there is nothing cool about this retro attitude to gender roles in relationships.
My husband likes to show me online clips of baseball replays.
He also enjoys sharing aerial shots of outer space.
Reading about her marriage travails helped me and Nate identify similar patterns in our own relationship and start conversations about things—like how we eat dinner in front of the TV too often or that we tackle problems better when we’re fresh in the A.
That said, I appreciated that Chapman’s advice really boils down to listening to what your partner needs to feel happy.
Chapman says that after 30 years of marriage counseling, he determined that there are five emotional love languages each individual responds best to: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch.
It’s clear that the Love Languages paradigm is appealing to couples hoping to improve their relationship, but—to me—this book read as if Nicholas Sparks were dolling out marriage advice.
I couldn’t get past the flowery language that often suggested “filling up your love tank.”While it makes for a great-selling book, I don’t think that complex humans can so easily fit into one box.
Why can’t we choose to be affirmed and value physical touch desire a fancy gift on occasion?
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Dunn honestly articulated how marriage can be affected by having children.