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Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away

Gary Chapman

5 mins

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This non-judgmental, insightful book provides practical advice for how to start healing a marriage when all you want to do is run away.


Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away

Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away

by Gary Chapman


Even after we've promised lifelong love, many of us have thought of ending things after a fight, or even just a repeated annoyance. Surely anything is better than more of this? But divorce won't necessarily fix the core issues that led you to this situation, and can lead to far worse outcomes overall.

Counsellor, radio host, pastor and author Gary Chapman has written several best-selling books of relationship advice while helping countless couples heal their relationships. Here, the author of The Five Love Languages series tackles the big question: should I stay or should I go? Chapman outlines the 'four myths' that tend to prevent relationship progress, and demonstrates how to reject each one.

The book describes relatable problems Chapman has encountered over his life spent helping others, and even in the early years of his own marriage. We meet the workaholic spouse who's never there to be reasoned with, the couple dealing with infidelity, and controlling or abusive partners. Through it all, Chapman both acknowledges the pain of a dysfunctional relationship and provides hope that it can be fixed .

Favorite quote

Thousands live in self-made prisons because they believe in the myth of limited choices.

- Gary Chapman

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