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Can You Hear Me? I Love You: Oprah’s Lifeclass with Dr. Gary Chapman, Author of the Five Love Languages

UPDATE: This is episode 1 of Season 3 of Oprah’s Lifeclass (2013).

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This Valentine’s Day, I’ll bet somebody received diamonds, when they’d rather have had some quality time on the couch watching a movie. Someone got quality time on the couch watching a movie, when they’d rather have had the dishes washed and put away.  Someone else got the house cleaned from top to bottom, when they’d rather have heard “you look gorgeous tonight”.  Someone got a beautiful compliment on their appearance, but they would rather have had a kiss that seemed to last forever.  Somebody’s Valentine’s Day left them feeling unloved.

Image: Oprah Winfrey Network’s Lifeclass with Dr. Gary Chapman

My husband and I had this disconnect early in our relationship, but with the help of our marriage counselors, who gave us the book, the Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman, we are here today, as a couple, to share our story. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I talk about the Five Love Languages, a lot.When the chance to share our story with Oprah Winfrey on her new show, Lifeclass, came up – I was so there! Back in October 2012, I reviewed the book that I had read so many years ago here on the blog, so when I got the call, it was pretty fresh in my mind.

Image: Oprah Winfrey Network’s Lifeclass with Dr. Gary Chapman

The episode aired a couple of weeks ago, and people really loved it – and learned a lot, not just from us, but from the many couples who came to the taping to ask questions, those who had pre-recorded segments, and those who joined by Skype. The book has helped couples get back from the edge of divorce after infidelity and relationship neglect.

Image: Oprah Winfrey Network’s Lifeclass with Dr. Gary Chapman

I encourage you to read the book and take the quiz.

To hear Dr. Chapman and Oprah Winfrey (and me!) discuss the book and its impact on the lives of people, single and married – tune in to OWN on February 24, 2013 at 10:00 pm EST and on February 25th at 1:00 am EST.

Image: Oprah Winfrey Network’s Lifeclass with Dr. Gary Chapman

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this blog post, and it was not solicited by OWN or Dr. Gary Chapman. I recommend this book highly, and have for the past 9 years.

Have you read the Five Love Languages? Did it work for you?  What is your love language?

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