The Five Languages of Apology

The Five Languages of Apology

How to Experience Healing in All your Relationships

Book - 2006
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Just as you have a different love language, you also hear and express the words and gestures of apology in a different language. New York Times best-selling author Gary Chapman teamed with counselor Jennifer Thomas on this groundbreaking study of the way we apologize, discovering that it's not just a matter of will--it's a matter of how. By helping people identify the languages of apology, this book clears the way toward healing and sustaining vital relationships. The authors detail proven techniques for giving and receiving effective apologies.

You'll learn the five languages of apology:

  • Expressing regret
  • Accepting responsibility
  • Making restitution
  • Genuinely repenting
  • Requesting forgiveness

Hardcover edition.

How many ways are there to say ¿I¿m sorry?¿ Well, it
depends on your language of apology.
Just as you have a different love language, you also hear and
express the words and gestures of apology in a different language.
Best-selling author Gary Chapman has teamed with counselor
Jennifer Thomas to explore the different languages of apology and
reach a whole new audience with this easy to follow and quickly
applicable communication tool.

Publisher: Chicago : Northfield Publishers, c2006
ISBN: 9781881273578
Branch Call Number: 158.2 CHA
158.2 CHA
Characteristics: 280 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Thomas, Jennifer 1969-
Alternative Title: 5 languages of apology


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Nov 05, 2018

I really like the concept of the book and I am hoping to use the apology languages in my life. The only thing I disliked about the book was the fact that it doesn't give you any advice if you are one of the people who never grew up with apologies. I could tell I was very similar to a person they described as having a fear of failure being the reason I might be tempted to refuse to apologize. My entire adult life I've fought that and done my best to apologize when I feel like I've done something wrong, even though any kind of failure feels disastrous. It will be helpful to know how to apologize to people but I thought it would have been beneficial to go into a little detail of how to approach that issue if it is something you deal with. That aside, it is nice knowing that not everyone receives apologies the same. I think it will be very helpful knowing how to apologize in multiple ways so you can show you care.

Apr 09, 2013

It's extremely easy reading. There are many practical stories that help tie it in to one's own experiences. The five languages of apology all seem realistic, if not always easy to put in to practice (although there are plenty of ideas of how to do that, too). One can go on to Gary Chapman's website and do a self assessment quiz to figure out one's own apology language or style.

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