There are few words that are thrown around so loosely and frivolously as the word “love”. I think the word has been so misused and misunderstood, so polluted and corrupted that perhaps we need a new word, a better word. “Love” is one of those words that means so many different things to different people … Continue reading What Does it Mean to Say, “I Love You”?
Have you noticed that just as quickly as you fall in love with someone, you can just as suddenly fall out of love? Why is that? Could it be that what we call 'love' is often something other than love? We often confuse many things with love, in particular, attraction and infatuation. So to be … Continue reading UNHAPPY TOGETHER – Why Do We Fall Out of Love? And Why Do We Stay?
I have a friend who often calls to vent about her relationship drama, and while the details each time are slightly different, it's the same basic issues over and over again. Sometimes I'll offer some perspective. Other times, I just listen, because we've already had this talk a dozen times and there's rarely anything I … Continue reading Relationship Expectations, Reality & Disappointment
There is this noble idea of universal unconditional love, that we should love not only those who love us, but even those who hate us, that we should love everyone without distinction. It's very easy to hate someone, but to love can be extremely challenging, especially when that person is difficult to tolerate. This idea … Continue reading How to Love EVERYONE… (Even Your Enemies)
Relationship is natural to all of us. We are social beings, and each of us are drawn to companionship in some form or another. For most of us there is a yearning for connection, often romantic in nature. We seek someone to love and to love us in return. We find pleasure in sharing our … Continue reading Looking for Love – Why We Seek Relationship
If you're single it's likely that you spend a great deal of time, not only thinking about finding a partner, but also actively looking for a partner. You might go out to clubs or bars hoping to make connections, or just browse through profiles on a dating site. And then there's all those dates, many … Continue reading The Biggest Mistake Single People Make
We often use the term “unconditional love” without really understanding what this means. The truth is that love, in it's purest expression, is completely unconditional. To have conditions means that there are requirements and standards that must be met in order for us to love someone. For example, it's easy to love someone who loves … Continue reading LOVE means ACCEPTANCE
So there's someone you find attractive and you finally work up the courage to tell them only to be rejected. It feels like you've been punched in the heart and you can't understand why they don't see you as desirable and worthy of their affection. And if it happens over and over again you might … Continue reading Dealing with Rejection
I wanna talk today about how to accept an apology. This may seem like a very simple thing, but often we go about it all wrong. What we have to understand is that an apology has two intentions. One is the intention to correct one's behavior. The other is to make amends with the person … Continue reading How to Accept an Apology
Apologizing seems simple enough, but there's more to it than merely saying “I'm sorry.” An apology is not only an expression of regret. It should also come with the sincere intention to correct one's behavior. When we apologize we should understand clearly what we're apologizing for, otherwise our words will be empty of meaning. If … Continue reading How to Apologize