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False Forms of Love: Relational Dependencies

August 30th, 2012 No comments

This mini-love lesson looks at relational dependencies as unneeded crutches; explores how dependency does not mean love; lists seven major relational dependency characteristics; looks at co-dependency and its five main symptoms; then goes into disguised relational dependencies, dual dependency and the cure of this false form of love. Continue reading

Talking to Feelings First, Then Topics – A Love Skill

July 23rd, 2012 No comments

This mini-love lesson explores the rule ‘heart before head’; then goes into ‘here and now’ versus ‘there and then’ talking; gender differences; basic instructions for learning this love skill; talking to your loved one’s bad feelings; common mistakes; talking to bad feelings aimed at you by your loved ones; and self-care while learning this love skill. Continue reading

False Forms of Love: Love/Lust Confusion

May 23rd, 2012 No comments

Common questions; the chemistry conundrum; from passion to ecstasy and beyond; lifetime lechery; love as a prerequisite for sex; how parenting and friendship can help; and straight talk or fog talk. Continue reading

7 Other Definitions of Real Love Worth Considering

September 21st, 2010 Comments off

Various disciplines and schools of thought define love quite differently depending on their focus and perspective.  Here are seven composite, summary definition statements culled from seven differing theoretical approaches to defining love.

1.  An  Artistic Definition of Love
Love is the art of treating the loved beautifully.  This art is accomplished, as in all the arts

Definition of Love Series
An Introduction: What is Love Dr. Cookerly?
The Definition of Love
A More ‘Ample’ Definition of Love
How This Definition of Love was Derived
A Dozen Things LOVE IS and A Dozen Things LOVE IS NOT
A Functional Definition Of Love
A Behavioral (Operational) Definition of Love
What About a Scientific Definition of Love?
7 Other Definitions of Real Love Worth Considering

What About a Scientific Definition of Love?

September 20th, 2010 Comments off

Some people are afraid of a scientific definition of love.  They think it might remove the mystery, and the magic, and even the wonder and marvel from love.  May we suggest there’s nothing to be afraid of.  Scientific definitions when they have any public effect at all just help us to be in touch with new things to marvel and wonder… Continue reading

Definition of Love Series
An Introduction: What is Love Dr. Cookerly?
The Definition of Love
A More ‘Ample’ Definition of Love
How This Definition of Love was Derived
A Dozen Things LOVE IS and A Dozen Things LOVE IS NOT
A Functional Definition Of Love
A Behavioral (Operational) Definition of Love
What About a Scientific Definition of Love?
7 Other Definitions of Real Love Worth Considering