Women see the world with pink sunglasses and pink hearing aids.
Men see with blue sunglasses and blue hearing aids.
And as a result miscommunication often arises!!
In this follow up to his popular book Love and Respect, Dr. Emerson dives into the ins and outs of communication and how it works with his Love and Respect theories in The Language Of Love and Respect.
It was interesting for me to read this book as I hadn’t read the first. It was easy to follow along with though as he seemed to rehash much of what was included in the first book. Although I didn’t find the book earth shattering, or the content in it completely new and startling (which probably shouldn’t be surprising since marriage books are among my favorites to read) it did have many good things in it. I enjoyed learning helpful tips and hints to communicate with my very blue hubby, and had to laugh when he talked about “spider-webbing” (going off on a million topics at once and expecting your hubby to follow) I’m definitely guilty of that one!
I actually got to use some of the tactics in the book this week as hubby made an extravagant purchase for himself I did not approve of. At first I started in on him as I always do, but then I decided to step back and practice what I’d been learning. I realized thanks to the book that the issue wasn’t really the purchase, but the fact that I was feeling unloved as a result of it. I respectfully told him this and he responded so much better to me than nagging him or criticizing his spending habits would have made him.
Although not my favorite relationship book of all time, The Language Of Love and Respect was very helpful, and I would whole heartedly recommend adding it to your bookshelf!A big thanks to Thomas Nelson for providing me with this book to review!