The Five Languages of Apology: How to Experience Healing in all Your Relationships Paperback – Jan 7 2008
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From Publishers Weekly
Chapman, author of the bestselling The Five Love Languages, teams up with psychologist Thomas for thoughtful dissection of another tricky subject. Chapman and Thomas choose to tackle the apology because, as with love, understanding it is essential for developing, maintaining and repairing relationships. Apology, however, covers a much broader scope, applying to all varieties of relationships, from the deeply personal connection between intimate partners to the formal relationships between nations. Chapman and Thomas's basic observation that we don't all agree on what constitutes a sincere apology is perhaps not surprising, but it may, as they show, help couples who can't resolve arguments because their apologies aren't accepted. The authors stress that you need to learn the "language" of the person you are apologizing to: for one person, it may be expressing regret, while for another it's accepting responsibility or making restitution. Especially useful is the chapter that helps readers learn which language of apology feels most sincere to them. Chapman and Thomas are most apt when they seek to repair relationships not with large ideas but with simple basics that are too often taken for granted. (Sept.)
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About the Author
GARY CHAPMAN is the author of the New York Times bestselling The Five Love Languages book series. He is the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc., and travels around the world presenting seminars. Gary's radio program airs on more than 100 stations. For more information, visit (www.garychapman.org.)
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The Five Love Languages of Apology provided me with that same awakening. I almost immediately began to perceive why there was such a difference between how I saw things and others saw things when it came to saying sorry.
Not to say that I now can get anyone to accept my apologies and not hold a grudge, but it helps me understand why I'm not always able to please others.
The biblical undertones are fine, and I understand where the author is coming from. To me, it neither adds nor takes away from this book.
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