Love Articles

Love is a potent force that connects us to one another. It isn’t logical, but emotional. There are many types of love: love for a partner, the maternal love for her child, and love you show toward your friends. No matter what type of love it is, the feeling is universal and genuine. All human beings understand and experience love.

Here you will find articles that help you understand how love impacts our lives, whether that’s romantic love or the warmth you feel towards family and friends; these are some of the deep connections that love fosters. It is an essential part of the human experience that we learn to value as young as infancy as late as our senior years.

How To Achieve Infinite Love In Your Relationships

Love is the most important aspect of any successful relationship. It is something that you should always strive to deepen over time. Your love for someone has the capability...

I Love My Friends, But It Feels Like They Don't Love Me

Having friends gets harder the older we get. Our lives become busier. We get married, have kids, buy our first houses, and with all of that come responsibilities and obligations...

What Is Cosmic Love?

It is easy to look at the song by the indie rock band Florence and the Machine as an expression of “Cosmic Love” through its title and verses. But then there is much more to...

What Is Love? How To Tell

“If you love someone, set them free.” -Richard Bach “Love is patient; love is kind. It does not envy; it does not boast…It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always...

Are Love And Marriage Outdated Ideas?

This past year has been very much a strong feminist revolution. Women are speaking out and are being stronger in their reactions to things that have been traditional roles...

Why Does Unrequited Love Hurt?

Unrequited love is complicated. It’s often said that love hurts but when you’re the only one in love it hurts twice as much. When you’re in love with someone you envision a...

Is It Normal To Still Love My Ex?

Breakups suck, and there’s nothing worse than not being able to move on after things have ended. Even if your relationship wasn’t very long there is a grieving period that you...

I Love My Boyfriend, But How Do I Know If He's the One?

There are two major stages that your relationship will go through before you can reach the point of getting married. The first is when that moment hits you that you realize, ” I...

I Love My Kids, But They Are Driving Me Crazy

If you find yourself thinking “I love my kids, but they are driving me crazy!” welcome to parenthood. This is a perfectly normal thought to have when you move from holding that...

I Love My Son, But I'm Not Sure The Feeling Is Mutual

We all have those moments, during different stages of our child’s lives, when we feel like maybe our child doesn’t love us. In the case of younger children, sometimes they...

What To Do When I Love My Best Friend?

Friendship is a close bond between two individuals that have several things in common and share good times together, so it isn't uncommon for a friendship to develop into...

Origin of Love Myths and Science

We all love. We love our children, our families, and our romantic partners. But why do we love? What is the origin of love? Philosophers and scientists have been trying to...

Love is a deep feeling of affection that we feel for another human being. It’s a profound emotion that we have as people. Love can be overwhelming, euphoric, painful, tragic, exhilarating and beautiful all at once. The ancient Greeks broke down love into several different categories. There’s Storge: Familiar affection. Storge is the sort of love a parent has for their child. Philia: the love of friendship Eros: Sexual love or attraction, Agape: unconditional or universal love for all living things. Agape is also known as divine love, Ludus: flirtatious or playful love, Pragma: is a developed love where two people have a shared goal. It’s the love of committed long-term relationships, such as marriage, and finally Philautia: self-love, because loving yourself is extremely important to live a happy fulfilled life. The origin of love The first people to show us what love is are our parents or guardians. Whoever cares for us at a young age demonstrates what love is, and how we can give and receive it. When love is given freely, a child feels safe, protected, valued, and understood. Children model how to give love from their parents or guardians. If these primary caregivers don’t show their young love, then the children grow up not knowing what love is or how to express it. It can result in attachment disorders and other mental health issues. If you weren’t shown how to love as a child, and you were neglected, it’s important to seek therapy to talk about that trauma you experienced from being emotionally neglected. The scars of emotional neglect can be profound, and if left untreated, the individual will suffer alone and in relationships with loved ones. That’s why seeing a mental health professional is extremely important. Love and acceptance We want to be accepted for who we are, and a large part of love is acceptance. We want to be seen for true selves. And when you love someone, you’re seeing them for their authentic self. You appreciate them and value them for their strengths and their flaws. One of the advantages to seeking a life partner is finding someone who views you as the beautiful person you are, and is willing to weather the good times and the bad times and love you no matter what. It’s not easy to accept another person for their flaws. People can be difficult to deal with at times, and there are moments where you want to give up. But with the right person, the hard times are worth it. You accept your partner for who they are, and they accept you for you. Acceptance is a significant part of love and being in love. Romantic love Love is a beautiful emotion that all human being can experience. There’s nothing like the feeling of being in love with someone. As we established there are many types of love, one of which is romantic. People seek out a relationship so they can fulfill the need for a partner. Spending your life with another person who loves you is meaningful, and that’s the crux of romantic love. You’re more likely to have a stable long-term relationship with a partner if you formed healthy attachments as a child, as mentioned above; however, if you have trauma from your childhood, you can work on those issues with a therapist so you can begin to form lasting healthy romantic relationships. Online counseling You might not know why you’re having trouble finding a romantic partner, or maintaining a long-term romantic relationship. That’s why talking to a licensed therapist can help. Online counseling is an excellent place to talk about your issues with love. Maybe you need to discuss trauma from your childhood that made you afraid to love. Perhaps you had a bad breakup or divorce that made your fearful to enter into a new relationship. It might be that you’re ready to find love, but you don’t know where to look. An online therapist can help you explore your concerns surrounding love and being loved by others. You deserve to be loved and find someone who understands and appreciates you. Search the network of online counselors at BetterHelp and find one who fits your needs.
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