It is a love that unites reason and emotion. It involves an act of the will and requires discipline, and it recognizes the need for personal growth. Our most basic emotional need is not to fall in love but to be genuinely loved by another, to know a love that grows out of reason and choice, not instinct. I need to be loved by someone who chooses to love me, who sees in me something worth loving.
Real love. – This kind of love is emotional in nature but not obsessional. It is a love that unites reason and emotion. It involves an act of the will and requires discipline, and it recognizes the need for personal growth.
For love, we will climb mountains, cross seas, traverse desert sands, and endure untold hardships. Without love, mountains become unclimbable, seas uncrossable, deserts unbearable, and hardships our lot in life.
Life’s deepest meaning is not found in accomplishments but in relationships.
A relationship calls for sympathetic listening with a view to understanding the other person’s thoughts, feelings, and desires.
Verbal compliments, or words of appreciation, are powerful communicators of love
In fact, true love cannot begin until the in-love experience has run its course.
When an action does not come naturally to you it is a greater expression of love.
Gifts are visual symbols of love.
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Can emotional love be reborn? You bet! The key is to learn the primary love language of your spouse and choose to speak it.
Write a love letter, a love paragraph, or a love sentence to your spouse, and give it quietly or with fanfare! You may someday find your love letter tucked away in some special place. Words are important!
A central aspect to quality time is togetherness. I do not mean proximity… Togetherness has to do with focused attention.
When we hold hands, it seems as if our blood flows together. We could kiss forever if we didn’t have to go to school or work.
But if, once we return to the real world of human choice, we choose to be kind and generous, that is real love.
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