HEALTHY LIVING
08/07/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

10 Steps To Falling In Love

Are you single and finding it difficult to fall in love? Or maybe you feel there is not enough love in your life. Rabbi Shmuley shares his 12 steps to take in order to fall in love.

1. Admit you can't fall in love. Love is the solution to the problem of loneliness, but very few people admit that they are lonely, Rabbi Shmuley says. Admit that the reason you want to fall in love is that you don't want to be alone. If you value love as a necessity rather than a luxury, then you will have realistic expectations.

2. Get help. Talk to a friend, family member, counselor or spiritual leader and confide in them that you have lost the ability to love freely, openly and fully. Telling someone else you have a problem makes the problem real and helps lift some of the burden off of yourself.

3. Heal the love wounds. Make amends with the former and present lovers you may have hurt in the past. Going back and accepting that you may have hurt people allows you to accept responsibility for your past and helps you to regain the humility you need to fall in love in the future.

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