The more one trusts oneself and others, the more one can love…
Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
The genuine solitaries of life fear intimacy more than loneliness.
To live several lives, you have to die several deaths.
Virginia Satir answers a teenager’s question: “How can I prepare myself for facing life?”
Five universal freedoms articulated by Virginia Satir.
With children no longer the universally accepted reason for marriage, marriages are going to have to exist on their own merit.
A poignant lesson on living. Which chapter are you on?
“There are no set rules for marriage anymore.” ~ Anthony Brandt
In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Some signs and symptoms of inner peace: A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment. A loss of interest in judging other people. A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others. A loss of interest in power and conflict….
There is no such thing as security. There never has been.
Loving is not for the weak. We encourage people to love and desire their partner, never really realizing what we’re encouraging them to do. Desire involves wanting and longing. Who among us really wants to want? Who is ready to crave their partner, without the guarantee that the partner will always be there to satisfy…
Love dies in contact with the impersonal and the anonymous.
Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow; I am a diamond’s glint on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the gentle autumn’s rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting…
As a man I need a woman Whom I can control And Who will challenge Me So I won’t be Bored A woman who will also Worship my wisdom And stimulate my mind And be a brilliant Conversationalist and attractive So I will look Good But Not too attractive Or I will feel Threatened And…
As a Woman I Need a Man Who is strong So I will feel Secure But If he is too strong I will feel Controlled So I must need a man Who is passive And then I will feel In control But I can’t respect someone I can control And he will not be Sexually…
Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.
There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships.
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair. I…
Love doesn’t just sit there like a stone. It has to be made like bread; remade all the time, made new.