MERRILLVILLE - Whether it's Valentine's Day or any other day of the year, no matter if we're single, in a relationship or looking for our soulmate, many of us reflect on our love-life. Lakeshore Public Radio is bringing you a series on Love and finding love, and for this presentation we've talked with three top love and relationship experts about what their advice would be to someone looking for love, for someone in a relationship and someone going through a breakup.
This story features Ken Page, a licensed psychotherapist and the author the best selling book "Deeper Dating: How to drop the Games Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy."
We asked Page what his advise is to people who want to be in a relationship, but are still looking.
Page says appreciating and valuing yourself for who you really are and only accepting others who treat you the same, is the major tipping point into finding "the one."
He advises you to think about the people who love you, flaws and all, and who are loyal. Page says those are the relationships to look for- for your life. And the people who do that, are the ones who should get you.
And one very key insight Page gives is to reflect on the friends who love you for you and the healthy friend relationships you have built, then learn the lesson.
Love and relationship expert Arielle Ford, is a worldwide bestselling author of ten books on intimacy and relationships, most recently, "Turn Your Mate Into Your Soulmate: A Practical Guide to Happily Ever After."
Ford says love is devotion. It's a commitment. It's a practice.
Katherine Woodward Thomas is the New York Times bestselling author of Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After and "Calling in "The One": 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life."
Woodward Thomas explains why people can act uncharacteristically crazy during a breakup. She also talks about a program she has created to help people get through the down-time of post breakup so they can harness the energy inherent in their emotions for their own growth.