The real truth about love
Real Love by Greg BaerWith Real Love, nothing else matters; without it, nothing else is enough.Why do most people spend their whole lives searching for loving and happy relationships but rarely find them? What is the “secret something” that all relationships need in order to thrive? Dr. Greg Baer found the answers to these questions while working with hundreds of individuals and couples. In Real Love, he shares his enlightening and practical blueprint for creating successful relationships and reveals the secret to finding and keeping what he calls “Real Love.”
Hard Truths About Love
Love is unconditional. It means giving yourself to the other person. To love is to respect, understand, accept, and to let yourself be loved. But underneath all that there are 7 great truths about love. They often go unnoticed, or else we take them for granted.
Our culture creates the expectation that life is supposed to be like a happy day at the beach, yet we all know that real life is far from a unilaterally joyful experience. Nowhere does our culture present a more skewed set of expectations than around intimate, long-term relationships. We expect sunshine and boxes of chocolates from romance, despite the fact that most of us witnessed difficulties in our parents' relationships during our younger years. The truth is that relationships are not easy. They're never easy. Relationships require compromise.
Perfect love casts out fear. If fear exists, then there is not perfect love. And when it comes to honoring their words with actions, a lot of them have absolutely nothing to show for…. Pay close attention to those people who tell you how much they love you, but who treat themselves as if there is nothing worthy about them. If a person has no love for themselves, they will have no love to offer to those around.
This post was brought to you by Thought Catalog and Quote Catalog. By Heidi Priebe. The way you treat people is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Seeing the best in someone makes them want to live up to their best. Seeing the worst in people brings out the worst in them.