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What is love?

What is love?

A small word: With a universe of meanings. "In love" is an obsessive infatuation. It feels great but it's overrated as being 'true love.' Mature love is different. The object of love is priceless, greater than your most valuable possession. But you don't cling or control- you want the beloved to have the best, even if it costs you. The great teachers agree: Love yourself and love the other just as much. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has trouble saying he loves me?

Observe his behavior: People can say they love you in words or in actions. Does he do things that let you know he loves you? I would observe his behavior to see if he's showing it with actions rather than words. If he's not showing it or saying it, could it be that he doesn't love you, even if you love him. ...Read more

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Why is my weed high so unpleasant nowadays? I used to love it.

Why is my weed high so unpleasant nowadays? I used to love it.

Addiction: Just like other addicting drugs they cause tolerance and worsening sx on withdrawal. Stop using it and be evaluated for depression. ...Read more

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How can I unmissed/unloved someone you missed and loved?

Time: Serious emotional feelings for someone will fade over time. This is accelerated by finding a substitute or successor. Keeping busy and distracted from thoughts of the loved one also can help. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had dreams of deceased loved ones?

What do you advise if I had dreams of deceased loved ones?

Depends: If they are pleasant, then enjoy them. If not, see a therapist to help you address this concern. Their expertise is helping you figure these things out. Go for it if needed. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I feel nobody loves me since my parents died?

I feel nobody loves me since my parents died?

Parental Love: Is uniquely special. It is hard to lose both parents at any age. If you were lucky enough to feel loved by your parents, their love is still with you (not exactly the same, but it does not die.) you may need some help in therapy to work through your grief so that you can open up to others and feel loved again. Your parents would want you to feel loved and to have a full, happy life with love in it. ...Read more

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Should a person ever marry a first love?

Should a person ever marry a first love?

Sometimes: Many marry the first love in their life (after of course Mom which is the true first love). These can sometimes work out well and their are many instances of this. I do not believe there has been a study of whether marriages of the first love are more likely to last than marriages of a later love. This would be a good project for a graduate student in sociology. ...Read more

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What to do if I have no one, no one loves me.?

I am sure you: Love someone or like someone. Who is it? IN your family who loves you or did? Sometimes when our parents/family doesn't love us or dies, we have substitute family or friends that love us just as much. Do you have that? Can you recreate that with time. Go to see a counselor and find out. This is a good question and a common one. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the best way to forget someone you loved?

Spend more time: Outside with your friends and other people. Work more, do more sport activities, read.... ...Read more

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Could you tell me why I love overpowering and controling things?

Could you tell me why I love overpowering and controling things?

May I rephrase?: I'm not an expert on feelings, but perhaps you are asking, "How can I have relationships in which I do not need to be in control, but can enjoy the give and take between true friends / teammates / partners? Given what has perhaps happened to me in the past, how can I be comfortable relating to others as equals rather than as toys? " Talking / mind work can reprogram you. Ask your physician. ...Read more

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Why would a person love animals but has distain for human beings?

Why would a person love animals but has distain for human beings?

I have known some: Individuals who had very poor interpersonal skills with people but whom got along with great w animals. They frankly had little use for most people but had a passion for pets. I believe that they perceived the relationships with animals were safer. They may have in part been more comfortable with animals because of their own difficulty relating to other people. ...Read more

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Happy thanks giving. ... Wish you and your loved ones happy and healthy holidays.

Happy thanks giving. ... Wish you and your loved ones happy and healthy holidays.

So kind of you!: You have a nice holiday weekend too. We doctors enjoy helping people, friends, acquaintances, or strangers alike. Share this healthtap site with your friends and family, so we can touch even more lives! ...Read more

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How to remove love handles?

How to remove love handles?

Love Handles: Stick to a plant based diet like the mediterranean diet, exercise aerobically 4 to 6 times a week for 40 to 50 minutes, do core exercises and consult an exercise physiologist for guidance. Bets. ...Read more

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How can I love people more?

Find the good in: Everyone is admirable. Just decide to like them for one quality. Accept themselves as they are and realize they are doing the best they can. Accept yourself for trying to improve and be a better person. I admire you for trying to do this. Make a list of why you love yourself and your family and friends. Smile and Laugh, Watch some humorous tv/movies to help you find the good in life and people. Ma ...Read more

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How can you loose your love handles?

How can you loose your love handles?

Love handles: Establish a regular aerobic workout regime and a regular weight resistance program in addition to a nutritional plan based on plant based food. Best ...Read more

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What to do to learn to love my body?

What to do to learn to love my body?

Loving your body: First, focus on being healthy and what it brings you -- rather than focusing on external appearances or obtaining an ideal body. Feed your body nourishing food and see how it makes you feel. Speak to yourself as you would someone you love -- with the same compassion, patience, and care. Your body hears what you say, and how you say it. A psychologist can help you with personal work on this. ...Read more

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Is a sex addict capable of real love?

Is a sex addict capable of real love?

Jury is out: Sex addiction is a concept that has significant controversy. Many would say that, untreated, the sex addict cannot form a relationship with the commitment that is generally accepted as part of true love. Many would also agree that counseling would better the chances of overcoming this condition and achieving patterns associated with love. ...Read more

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How can I loose my love handles fast?

How can I loose my love handles fast?

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more