Accepting Love

Most of us are better at giving love than accepting it. When fear of hurt or rejection, internalized self-criticism, and other traumas prevent us from feeling worthy of love, we may shut out those who wish to support and connect with us. Close relationships are formed through reciprocity of openness and vulnerability, and being unable to take compliments and other offerings of affection can be read as a sign of distrust or distance. A variety of methods can encourage self-discovery and self-care to make us more willing and able to be vulnerable to those we care about. Learning to accept love can open the door to true intimacy and a deeply connected relationship.

How to Love and Be Loved: Wisdom of Yogananda, Volume 3

In this book Paramhansa Yogananda, one of the best-loved spiritual teachers of the twentieth century, shares fresh inspiration and practical guidance on: • Friendship: broadening your sympathies and expanding the boundaries of your love • How to cure bad habits that spell the death of true frien...

Are You Withholding Love?

There are two very common ways that people keep love at bay. They can either not ever let love in so that the walls around their hearts remain impenetrable, or they can withhold the love they do feel inside so that their partners cannot get access to it.

Receiving Love: Transform Your Relationship by Letting Yourself Be Loved

Many men and women know how to give love, but many more undermine their relationships by never learning how to receive love. We don't always realize how we reject appreciation and affection, or help and guidance from our romantic partners.

Forgiveness is not just a selfish pursuit of personal satisfaction or righteousness. It actually alleviates the amount of suffering in the world.

Why Can’t I Let Love In?

In the early months of every intimate relationship, the new partners of people-who-can’t-take-love-in feel they have scored a great person, someone who gives easily but doesn’t seem to require much in return.

Receiving Love Workbook: A Unique Twelve-Week Course for Couples and Singles

In 2004, Harville Hendrix and his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, co-creators of Imago Relationship Therapy, authored Receiving Love, a critically acclaimed guide to cultivating a loving, long-lasting relationship that Publishers Weekly called "intelligent and insightful . . . wise and sophisticated.

The Hidden Reasons We Don’t Let Love In

The cliché is true: You have to love yourself first.

If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.

The Emotion Code: How to Release Your Trapped Emotions for Abundant Health, Love, and Happiness (Updated and Expanded Edition)

In this newly revised and expanded edition of The Emotion Code, renowned holistic physician and lecturer Dr. Bradley Nelson skillfully lays bare the inner workings of the subconscious mind.

Why Self Love Matters: We Accept the Love We Think We Deserve

Everyone deserves to experience the richness of love unmarred by disappointment, unmet expectations, and judgment. This type of love is best found in yourself first before seeking it out from others.