OK Ok So you’re talking about healthy relationships.

So you’re wanting to end abuse…but what is love?

If we’re not talking about what love is, then we can’t talk about a healthy relationship.

So, what is love?

Well Love starts with being able to love yourself, first and foremost.

 Loving yourself involves the knowledge that only you can be you.  If you try to be like anyone else, you may come very close, but you will always be second best. But, you ARE the best you! It is the easiest, most practical, most rewarding thing to be. Then it makes sense that you can only be to others what you are to yourself.

  • If you know, accept and appreciate yourself and your uniqueness, you will permit others to do so.
  • If you value and appreciate the discovery of yourself, you will encourage others to engage in self-discovery.
  • If you recognize your need to be free to discover who you are, you will allow others their freedom to do so also.
  • When you realize you are the best you, you will accept the fact that others are the best they.

But it follows that it all starts with you. To the extent to which you know yourself, and we are all more alike than different, you can know others. And to the depth and extent to which you can love yourself, only to that depth and extent will you be able to love others.

opt 4 love!

opt 4 a loving relationship.

opt 4 someone who loves you and loves themselves.