What is Healthy Love?

We all know what love is (or do we?). As some cynics say, you can’t live without it, and you can’t live with it. But do we know what is healthy love as opposed to unhealthy love? We all know that we have a need to be loved, cared for and nurtured. We all are in need of intimacy. And we also have a need to give love. But can we distinguish between a functional and a dysfunctional relationship? We are all subjective beings, and when you are emotionally involved it is increasingly difficult to recognize your own blind spots and the problems in love, especially when you are benefiting from the love.

Please join Rabbi Jacobson in this piercing Rosh Chodesh Elul discussion and learn to identify the symptoms of healthy and unhealthy love. The month of Elul, which is an acronym for “I am to beloved, and my beloved is to me,” is an opportunity to peer into the innermost recesses of our hearts to discover the difference between true and lasting love and an addiction or an infatuation; a love that makes you grow and a love that drains you. Learn how you contain within your psyche all the tools for healthy love, and how life distorts our attitudes and corrupts our instruments. And above all, what you can do improve — even radically — your approach to love and relationships.

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