I don’t think anyone planning their wedding thinks they are going to get divorced. Because otherwise, duh, why get married? Of course, I am not walking into this union thinking that it won’t work out. I can’t imagine my life without Mr. BC. But the reality is that a lot of marriages do not end up making it. (Although, according to DivorceSource it sounds like that 50% divorce rate thing is not accurate. So, yay!) Despite the fact that we’ve been together for eight years, relationships take work. In an effort to create an even more stable union and hopefully learn more about each other, I bought this book:
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While Mr. BC was in town, we took a day to each read the book and discuss our thoughts. I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read for me, I think I finished in two hours. What I really liked about this book is it helped me identify things about myself. Seriously, I kind of shocked myself. In case anyone is unfamiliar with the book, Gary Chapman has identified five basic “love languages” that people identify with. His secret to a happy and fulfilling relationship is making sure that you know your partner’s love language, and that you’re speaking it (and of course, vice versa). People tend to love others the way they want to be loved, and it may not mesh with the way your partner actually needs to be loved. Very interesting stuff.