What is Real Love?


A Reflection on This Day of Love

On this Valentine’s Day we are all celebrating love.  Today’s topic of conversation with FamilyAffaires.com Contributor Dr. Dan Gottlieb is real love.  What is real love?  We experience all different kinds of real love. Love for a child, love for a parent, love for a friend but romantic love is a different kind of love.

Dr. Dan believes that real romantic love is only for the courageous. The deeper the love, the greater the risk.  In order to experience it, we must open our hearts and want happiness for the other person regardless of ourselves.  We must be ready to hurt and to be hurt.

Dr. Dan also gives wonderful advice on how we can learn to love better. Listen in so you may experience this Valentine’s Day learning to love better!

Happy Valentine’s Day

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About Dan Gottlieb

Dr. Dan Gottlieb has been practicing psychology since 1969.Since 1985, Daniel Gottlieb has been hosting “Voices in the Family,” an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia’s local public radio station. He has also previously published a total of four books. His most recent, “The Wisdom of Sam: Observations on Life from an Uncommon Child,”. In it, Dan tells of some of the remarkable insights shared by his grandson Sam who is on the autism spectrum. All of his royalties are donated to children’s charities. Dan is also a contributor to the Dana & Christopher Reeves Foundation.

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