Why Is Love Important?
So often we spend most of our time taking care of our physical needs. We make sure our bodies are fed, cleaned, clothed, exercised and rested. We also make sure intellectual stimulation and entertainment is a priority. Yet we also overlook the most important need -- love.
Of course, as a society, love is not overlooked. Popular media constantly places great emphasis on what we need to do and how we should look to attract "love". But being loved is not as powerful an emotional need as that desire to love someone else. The need to love and care for others is built into us biologically.
This need is what allows parents to forgo sleep, food, and sanity while raising their children. This need is what allows people to put themselves at risk to save others from natural disasters and human threats. This need is what makes human society work on both a small and a large scale. Loving others allows us to put the needs and desires of others before our own.
In our intimate relationships, marriages, friendships with family and friends, love comes in different shapes and sizes. In every relationship, we express and receive love differently. Many times in our couples or marital therapy and counseling sessions, the 5 Love Languages comes up. This is a super popular book that has changed the way we give love and express love.
Take a moment to consider when you feel most loved in your intimate relationships or marriage. How do you give love to those around you?
Let's explore this fundamental need in your couples or individual therapy or virutal counseling session at The Center of Connected Living-Fl in Ft. Lauderdale with Dr. Corinne Scholtz.