Video: Is it Better to Love or Be Loved?

Just recently, FamilyAffaires.com Co Founder Roseann Vanella, came across an article in Psychology  Today titled, Is it Better to Love or Be Loved?  This brought back a childhood memory.  As a young girl she remembers a friend mother telling her and her friend that it was better to marry someone “who loved you just a little more then you loved them”. At that time it was all very confusing. What exactly did this mean? After all, weren’t we supposed to get married because we were in love?  Was there a measurement of how much love we felt?

What better person to ask this question and debate it none other than FamilyAffaires.com Expert Contributor, Psychologist & Author, Dr. Dan Gottlieb.  As usual, Dr. Dan Gottlieb has his own personal opinion on the entire subject matter and even brings some additional information into the discussion about happiness and what is truly needed in order to be happy.  For your reference the article that is mentioned in the New York Times can be found here, Love People Not Pleasure.  We would love to hear your opinion on this question.  Please share your thoughts below in our comments area.

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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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