Posts by sheryl.cohen

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014

I frequently ask clients why they would want to work on a struggling relationship. They often answer with what they think I would see as obvious: “Because I love him (her).” My client is often surprised when I don’t understand what they mean. An often-misused word, love gets mistaken for infatuation, lust, need, obligation or dependence. I like author Scott Peck’s definition of love: when you care about an other’s thoughts, feelings, preferences as much as you do your own; you nurture an other’s spiritual growth as you would your own. In his classic book The Road Less Traveled, he makes a...

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