Compassion Must Surpass Love in Lasting Relationships

From SanLuisObispo.com
By Judy Light Hopson, Emma H. Hopson, RN , and Ted Hagen, PhD

Do you ever question the love in your marriage? Do you ever feel that your children or friends don't really love you?

Worrying about love is something all of us do from time to time. We can feel hurt and rejected when something goes wrong in a relationship. We might ask, "Do I have anyone who deeply cares about me?"

While most of us could define love as anything from total madness about a lover to a warm and fuzzy feeling about a favorite uncle, we all know that arguments and anger can enter any relationship.

Tango’s Take
Sure love and compatibility are really, really excellent. But it takes another whole level of understanding and empathy to make something last. We ran an article by PhD Patricia Covalt on the importance of EQ (or Emotional Quotient). Check it out, it’s a good read. Maybe Jesus was right when he said, ‘hey, wouldn’t it be great if everyone was nice to each other?’ or something to that effect.

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