What Is Unconditional Love?

By

What Is Unconditional Love?
When is the last time you dated you?

Statistics Canada released findings that couples are marrying later, having children later and living longer. This is also true in the U.S., with similar trends as the Census Bureau from 1890 through to 2012 shows. In the U.K., a 2013 report from National Statistics suggests these same trend lines. These findings are showing up as well, with long-term outcomes in marriage eighty percent of the time for women who have university degrees and marry later than twenty-five years old. I believe that the statistics of marrying later is a positive development leading to you to make better choices in relationships because marrying later will give you more time to develop and to differentiate yourself as an individual, which in turn, will provide you more stability and longevity in marriage.

The outcome of developing yourself emotionally, intellectually, and financially will be less overall stress. So even when you are in the pre-marriage stage, or between relationships, take your time! Enjoy dating you, courting you and the process of envisioning your future. Build your career and be a life-long learner.

What, in your wildest dreams, might be your best life? You will need to know what you want if you want to attract your best life into action! And it is one thing to love someone, but you need to love the life you live together. So why not spend some time this Valentine’s month being curious about yourself and the life you truly want.

Here are five powerful questions you might consider as you anticipate February:

  1. When is the last time in your life you felt most alive and passionate?
  2. Is there any course you might like to take that would improve your capacity at work or home?
  3. When you consider your whole self—body, mind and spirit—what needs attention?
  4. How much fun have you been having lately?
  5. In your social circles, who makes you come alive the most? Can you spend more time with them and less time with those that don’t?

I know for myself, I feel very grateful, alive and passionate when I am walking, jogging, or just being in the natural environment. I’ve experienced puffy-eyed times in my life and a brief walk around the block seemed to shift my perspective of loneliness. I came across this YouTube link about gratitude. From a young child’s perspective to the wisdom of an elder in this video, we are reminded to go outside the box.

This is your life. This is your day. It is a gift.

 

More love advice from YourTango:

5 Ways To Be Happy About Your Love Life Right Now!
50 Love Quotes We Adore
I Love You: 15 Ways Guys Say It Without Saying It

Article contributed by
Advanced Member

Mrs. Jo-Anne Weiler, M.A., R.M.F.T., R.C.C.

Counselor/Therapist

Jo-Anne Weiler, M.A., R.M.F.T., R.C.C.

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist

Professional Life Coach

206, 2438 Marine Drive,

West Vancouver, B.C., V7V 1L2

T.  604 925 1907

Live your best life

Location: West Vancouver, BC, Canada
Credentials: LMFT, MA, RCC
Other Articles/News by Mrs. Jo-Anne Weiler, M.A., R.M.F.T., R.C.C.:

How You Control Your Happiness

By

Start today. Say "yes" to self care with better transition practices morning, noon and evening. Having seen literally hundreds of couples and individuals over the past 14 years, time and time again I have discovered that one of the best remedial approaches to rescue partnerships gone sideways is for individuals to commit to improving their own ... Read more

5 Simple Ways To Feel More Resonance in Your Life Right Now

By

I attended a yoga retreat at the Salt Spring Yoga Center this past Summer Solstice Weekend with two of my girlfriends where I heard Patricia Galaczy speak on mindfulness. As part of her presentation, Patricia gave us all raisins to hold between our fingers. My senses were guided to tune into the raisin's crinkly exterior and soft interior. I noticed its ... Read more

Cultivate Your Grit

By

How Do You Cultivate Grit? As you think about my last blog, "In Search of Mastery," and as you reflect on Sara Lewis' research regarding "the near miss" and life long curiosity, what does your heart secretly want for you? What will be your own search and discovery? What do you really want from your career, your relationships, or ... Read more

See More

GET MORE ARTICLES LIKE THIS IN YOUR INBOX!

Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.

Ask The Experts

Have a dating or relationship question?
Visit Ask YourTango and let our experts and community answer.

FROM AROUND THE WEB