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Love advice: 7 ways to unconditional love

In Professor Joseph Campbell’s "The Power of Myth" he talked about the essence of a true love affair and marriage with journalist Bill Moyers some years ago. He called ”loyalty” the essence of marriage — “not cheating, not defecting — through whatever trials or suffering, you remain true.”

Think love always.
Think love always.
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Bill Moyers said: “The Puritans call marriage the little church within the church. In marriage, every day you love, and every day you forgive. It is an ongoing sacrament — love and forgiveness.”

With a true love affair or marriage

Professor Campbell added: “The real life of a marriage or a true love affair is in the relationship…. Marriage is the symbolic recognition of our identity — two aspects of the same being.” When Every Day You Think Love not Divorce.

How can you practice unconditional love?

  • Express joy often
  • Express gratitude
  • Look at the positive side of your relationship
  • Focus on positive qualities rather than negative ones
  • When something upsets you, say so, move on, and quite nagging
  • Smile often -- research shows that smiles are contagious
  • Speak the words "I love you" until you cherish them

Have a look at the "Love notes" which have helpful tips for all relationships:

Copyright 2014 Rita Esposito