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"I said I was sorry!"

Even in the best of relationships, all of us make mistakes. We do and say things we later regret and hurt the people we love most. So we need to make things right. But simply saying you’re sorry is usually not enough.

In this audiobook, number-one New York Times best-selling author Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas unveil new ways to effectively approach and mend fractured relationships. Even better, you’ll discover how meaningful apologies provide the power to make your friendships, family, and marriage stronger than ever before. When Sorry Isn’t Enough will help you

  • Cool down heated arguments
  • Offer apologies that are fully accepted
  • Rekindle love that has been dimmed by pain
  • Restore and strengthen valuable relationships
  • Trade in tired excuses for honesty, trust, and joy

This book was previously published as The Five Languages of Apology. Content has been significantly revised and updated.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2013 Northfield Publishing (P)2013 Oasis Audio

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life changing

this book should be required in school. It applies all aspects of life from friends to family to workplace too personal self-esteem.

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Relationship medicine.

This book would improve any relationship, whether solid or shaky. It is simple and the ideas ring true because they are so relatable.

I encourage you to read this book, especially if you are looking for ways to deepen and heal relationships in your life.

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Coming back for more!

This is something I would have like to have read many years ago! I have listened to it twice now and will be back for more!

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  • Chev-it
  • 2015-01-27

Everybody should read this book at least once.

The narrator is great, he seems to be very passionate in his work and possibly the subject as well.
I have read lots of Gary Chapman books, this one is right up there with many other books he has written.
Thank you Dr. chapman, I know this book will help me with what I have to do, I am glad I read it first.

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  • Aubrey
  • 2019-10-07

Great information and methods, pretty religious

The apology languages, relating to love languages, is very insightful and helpful. I feel like that information and the methods discussed to employ effective apologies will be very helpful.
It is off-putting to read a book that is not advertised as religious, but is very religiously based. It changes the view from “anyone can become better, and these are some strategies” to “if you believe what I do, then these strategies will be helpful”. The tone of the book changed from occasionally quoting scripture as helpful anecdotes, to religion being the pathway to success.
Very good book overall.

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  • Laurie
  • 2016-07-26

Necessary for everyone on the planet

There is something to be learned here for everyone in any kind of a relationship. I wish they had mandatory life skills courses like this in the high school because most kids don't get this in the home and if they do, it's worth reinforcing! This would be a powerful way to strengthen our country by pulling family units together.

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  • Belgica Mayen
  • 2019-04-20

Helpful and insightful!

It has helped me to be more aware that other people have different apology languages. I tend to me the type of person that forgives fast because I hate to allow bitterness into my heart but it made me realize how that can cause resentment in the heart of the other person even if my intentions aren’t malicious. I definitely recommend this book.

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  • Anthany
  • 2019-03-20

another home run for mr. Gary Chapman

absolutely game-changing and insightful into how I communicate with people around me. One really interesting thing I took away from this book that I did not expect was the difference between how a younger generation and older generation will precede the same thing two different ways. I just goes to show you how open and honest communication is the only way to correctly portray your feelings and sentiment

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  • Cindy A Sevey
  • 2018-08-29

when Sorry isn't Enough

I really needed this book. These past two years have been life changing for me and this book is one that has helped me to grow and become a better me.

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  • Alex Ilyaev
  • 2019-03-13

Good focus on the importance of apology

Makes you look at apology from a different perspective and understand the importance of apologizing in a way that the other person expects to be apologized to.
Was a bit too religious for me, though still useful.

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  • Dustan
  • 2016-09-20

an unadvertised Christian bent

Nothing in the description of the book indicated that it was written with a Christian audience in mind.

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  • DeVon
  • 2016-08-24

Good information, bit much on religious overtones

Would you listen to When Sorry Isn't Enough again? Why?

Good information on apologizing and using the proper methods on how to apologize. It was a bit heavy on bible and God's forgiveness though. Not everyone is Christian or even religious however and I would have preferred it that was left out. If you can gloss over those parts though, it is good information.

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  • Samantha
  • 2020-11-11

Also a snooze fest

Like "The 5 love languages" I am sure others have found this beneficial. However, I Struggled to get through the first couple of chapters and didn't even bother to finish. This is also too wordy & self-aggrandizing. The author should get straight to the point without so much extra fluff.

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2020-01-17

Enjoyed every minute!

sorry that it took me so long since last August to write a comment on this audio book.
I know how important it is for statistics purposes. How can I make it up to you?

On a more serious note. I hope to find this book in French and give it to my brother. We need relationship mending.