Category Archives: Love

When to Pull the Plug on Love

WHEN TO END A RELATIONSHIP   It was Woody Allen who said a relationship is like a shark; it must keep moving forward or it dies.  I think this is true with one important difference.  A relationship can live dead … Continue reading

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Four Ways to Kill Love

THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE MARITAL APOCALYPSE   It has become pretty apparent by now that one of the chief causes of our society’s ills is the breakdown of the family.  The key to stabilizing families is making marriage work.  … Continue reading

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Emotional Abuse Can Be Subtle

ABUSES OF A SUBTLER KIND:  Witholding Love   I would bet that, more often than not, if you scratch the surface of a case of elder abuse or neglect, you will find a case of child abuse or neglect.  Where … Continue reading

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Early Marital Stresses

WHEN THE HONEYMOON IS OVER   When the champagne is all gone, the wedding flowers have long since wilted and the honeymoon is just a romantic memory, the real work of marriage begins.  In this stage, conflict can seem to … Continue reading

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Precision Loving

Precision Loving   If you care about the well-being and happiness of another person it may be said that you love that person.  But you can care very much and love a person with all your heart and still not … Continue reading

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Achieving Serenity in Marriage

SERENITY IN MARRIAGE   God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. So goes the famous Serenity Prayer.   It’s most well … Continue reading

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Crazy Little Thing Called Love

CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED “LOVE”   Time for hearts and flowers again, all you lovers. Let’s cruise on down to the card shop to find that perfect sentiment and don’t forget the heart-shaped box of chocolates and the bouquet of … Continue reading

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The Power of the Positive Word

  THE POWER OF THE POSITIVE WORD   We hear plenty about child abuse in the modern media.  Often unacknowledged by anyone, verbal abuse is the most common of all forms and has a devastating impact on the self-concept.  Just so … Continue reading

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Good Love and Bad Love

GOOD LOVE AND BAD LOVE I don’t know how many kinds of love there are.  Since I am the Love Doctor, I probably should count them but I don’t feel like it right now.  For the sake of today’s column, … Continue reading

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Fusion vs Closeness

COUPLES’ DILEMMA:  FUSION OR CLOSENESS We humans have a natural desire for closeness with another.  We want to share our burdens and our joy.  We hope our troubles will be easier to bear if we have support.  We know that pleasure and delight … Continue reading

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