Real Love in Marriage: The Truth About Finding Genuine Happiness Now and Forever
originally posted January 20, 2016|last updated January 20, 2016
In 100 Words or Less: Real Love is unconditional love, but most of us have only known conditional, imitation love. Conditional love is characterized by disappointment and anger; someone who is disappointed or angry is primarily concerned for herself. Imitation love is a mutual exchange of Praise, Power, Pleasure and Safety; in the absence of Real love, it will do for awhile, but Imitiation love inevitably fades. Eventually, we turn to Getting and Protecting behaviors; Lying, Attacking, Acting Like a Victim, Running and Clinging. Because every person is free to make their own choices, it is wrong to have expectations of our partners or blame them for our mistakes; love must be given freely, as a gift.