There are many resources that I have found helpful. This is a way for me to share those resources with you. It is my hope that you will incorporate the information that seems to apply to your life.
“The Female Brain” and “The Male Brain” are both written by endocrinologist Louann Brizendine, and detail the differences in brain reactions and responses as determined by the hormonal patterns specific to male and female development from birth, through childhood and adolescence and into adulthood. They are well written and can help understand some distinct differences in how hormones cause male brains and female brains to have different desires and responses.
“The Five Love Languages”
The 5 Love Languages® were developed by Gary Chapman as a marriage counselor when he observed that different people express and receive love differently. When two people who love each other have significantly different love languages, it can cause serious friction and misunderstanding in their relationship, often resulting in emotional distance or even separation. This is a great book for learning about the Love Languages, and includes an assessment at the end to discover yours, and those of your loved ones.
“The 5 Apology Languages”
Gary Chapman continued his observations of people’s relationship behaviors, and teamed up with Jennifer Thomas to develop The 5 Apology Languages® when they realized different people express and receive apologies differently as well. When two people have significantly different apology languages, it can mean apologies don’t land which results in resentment and distance. This is a great book for learning about the Apology Languages, and includes an assessment at the end to discover yours, and those of your loved ones.