This Thing Called Love

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! As the saying goes, love makes the world go around. It can enrich your life in ways you never dreamed possible and plummet you to the depths of misery. That’s the fascinating paradox of love. Finding the balance between those two is often learned through trial and error, and some of the lessons are more painful than others. I sometimes wish I’d had an honest conversation about love with my mother but even if I had, I suspect I still would have had to chart my own path through love’s murky waters. Because this day celebrates love in all its varied forms, I’d like to share what I’ve learned along the way.

1. Repeat as necessary: Love is not about control.
2. Love doesn’t hurt. If it does, take a couple of steps back and re-evaluate.
3. Love and sex aren’t the same thing. Take a minute…

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