Oct 7, 2009
What could Larry & Beth have done differently that might have kept them from breaking up? Larry kept going from one relationship to another, never satisfied with whom ever he was with. What mistakes was Larry making? He was confusing spiritual and romantic love, expecting to find both in the same relationship. This is an unrealistic expectation, because the two loves have very different goals and thus require significantly different realtionships. I explain what is the difference between spiritual and romantic love. In addition, I offer some suggestions for what might help keep couples together even if the two partners are in different places along the spiritual journey.
In the next episode, we will begin to look at the question, what is happiness? How is happiness related to the different loves? We will begin with the story of Jill. Jill seemed to have everything you could want- love, a good job, financial stability. And yet, Jill was not happy. Why wasn't she happy? All of these questions and more will be looked at beginning in episode 16.
This podcast series is based on my book The Six Faces of Love which can be viewed at craigowen.net