Dating Journal Question #3

Get up to speed and check out Question #1 and #2.

We learn love through example. Our example is usually our parents or whoever raised us. We tend to adopt our beliefs about love based on our parents’ relationship. If your parents’ had a hard time being kind to each other, you probably sometimes interpret jealousy or criticism as love (which they are not by the way). If a parent was very controlling, you may interpret control as love (which is also not love). These are important things to recognize because if you want a healthy relationship, you need to bring these things to the light to be processed and healed.

So the following questions are to take a look at your interpretation of love through what you’ve learned about it. Grab your Purge journal and give it a go.

 

  • How did your parents/care givers show love to their spouse/partner/significant other?
    • Did they use kind words? Gifts? Touch? Do nice things for them? Spend time with them?
      • Give at least one example.
  • How did you parents/care givers show love and affection to you?
    • Did they use kind words? Gifts? Touch? Do nice things for you? Spend time with you?
      • Give at least one example.
  • How do you show love to your romantic partners?
    • Do you see any similarities in how you give or receive love and affection?
      • Give at least one example

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