Love is Real: The Blog

Blog 2018-01-31T21:03:53+00:00

Showing Love to Myself by Honoring a Commitment

Source: sasint/Pixabay As 2017 drew to a close, I contemplated the last of "52 Ways to Show I Love You".  The year had offered opportunities to explore so many facets of love and ways to express it.  I felt profoundly grateful, but also ready to move on.  There were so many other things I wanted to say - about love and loving, about gratitude for a life of living and learning lessons (some of them quite challenging), about [...]

January 12th, 2018|Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Passion in Activities|

Show Love by Getting Ready for Change Together

Source: Kaz/Pixabay   When we or someone we love faces a change of role, of home, or of responsibilities, we can show love by preparing for changes together.  In a unique way, getting ready makes you ready.  Whether you chose an approach that is driven by an ultimate destination or one that evolves organically, you honor your relationship when you navigate the transition collaboratively.  To read more, see my post in "Life, Refracted" on by clicking here. [...]

January 5th, 2018|Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Transformation|

Change Brings Its Own Demands

Source: Rawpixel/Pixabay Throughout our lives, conditions inside us, around us, and in the larger world can demand that we change in response to shifts that occur.  Such changes present unique challenges to love relationships. Read my 51st post in "52 Ways to Show I Love You" on "Life, Refracted" at by clicking here.

December 29th, 2017|Life, Refracted, Psychology, Transformation|

To Show Love, Receive With Grace

Source: BattershellTactical/Pixabay So often our early experiences interfere with responding to others in a fully open way, free of distortions or interpretations that have little or nothing to do with their intentions.  Similarly, our emotions can cloud and misdirect our responses to the gifts of others.  To consider how we can best receive offerings from those we love, read my post from "Life Refracted" on by clicking here.

December 24th, 2017|Attachment, Close Relationships, Life, Refracted|

Show Love by Providing Pleasure

Source: Mariolh/Pixabay When we feel an impulse to bring a loved one a gift, heightened consciousness can help us make a perfect choice.  To examine types of gifts your might consider, your reasons for wanting to offer it, and the impact you hope it will have, read this post from "Life, Refracted" on by clicking here.

December 20th, 2017|Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Psychology|

Try these tips when someone threatens your couple

Source: GoranH/Pixabay After discussing what might motivate a person to interfere with your couple or disturb your tranquility (click here), I explored the way that those motives might become translated into behaviors (click here).  To examine how you might identify such a threat and approach dealing with it, see "Learn how to deal with people toxic to your couple" by reading this post from "Life, refracted" in by clicking here.

December 15th, 2017|Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Psychology|

Beware Behaviors that can Threaten a Love Relationship!

Source: Olichel/Pixabay Understanding the motivations of those who may threaten a love relationship is one thing.  Common motives are described here. Identifying behaviors through which those motives are expressed is a separate task.  To review a list of behaviors that can undermine the integrity of a couple, create conflict within it, or derail one partner with resulting damage to the couple relationship, read my post from "Life, Refracted" on by clicking here.

December 8th, 2017|Aspects of Loving, Close Relationships, Life, Refracted|