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Conditional Love

Do You Send "Dark" Messages of Love to Your Children?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.07.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Of course you love your children and would never consciously reward your children with love and attention when they, for example, first sit up or walk...

If It's Conditional, It's Not Love

Sheryl Paul | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Sheryl Paul

Love is a grace we give one another. Love is sometimes effortful, but it's not based on someone else's effort. Love is what happens when we open our hearts and allow the love that naturally lives inside to flow forth.

Jilt Your Lover!

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert V. Taylor

In this new consciousness of loving with abandonment, you no longer hope for that Valentine card that never arrives. Instead, Valentine's Day is every day -- it is the energy that draws you to the lover who loves unconditionally as you do.

When Unconditional Love Isn't

Mark Olmsted | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Olmsted

If your family rejects a huge part of you, fine, but they don't get to claim they love you unconditionally. And if you let them get away with it, you're not giving them any reason to change.

'Never Good Enough' -- Coming Soon to a Neurotic Near You

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

At the core of many neurotics is an inability to comfort, calm, reassure or feel good about themselves and needing those to come from someone else.

Does Love Have to Be Choosy?

David Richo, Ph.D., MFT | Posted 06.23.2012 | Healthy Living
David Richo, Ph.D., MFT

Since love sits in us between trust and fear, a commitment to love requires daring to trust and freedom from fear, both risks we are willing to take when we love someone.