Self-Love, Co-Dependence, Selfishness, Love to Others

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Loving yourself can be tricky.   You could become dangerously enamored with yourself to the point of blind self-centeredness.  Or perhaps you could excuse yourself from honest blame and guilt and live ignorant about the harm and pain you cause others by inconsiderateness or self-centeredness.  You could think you are the center of the Universe and therefore the center of everyone else's world as well.  

 

ON the other had, Self-Love could be the avenue toward freedom to be all you have the talent and make-up to become.  You could benefit those around you with your growing self love and freedom and self-evolution so that their lives too would be enriched, because you loved yourself enough to be your best and make healthy choices and took worthy paths.  

Another questions is how to love yourself when loving and giving to yourself seems to interfere with you giving to another person what they seem to need from you.   Is there truly a competition between you and them for your time, attention, resources and well-being?  

 

When is helping others an act of love, unconditional love, humane love or healthy love?  When is helping others an expression of   self-hatred and self-rejection?  When is giving to others mere people pleasing, fear, avoidance of rejection or abuse, compliance or co-dependence?  

 

What is healthy Self-Love and what is healthy Love of Others?

 

Explored today by Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Hypnotherapist Dr. Carol Francis 310-543-1824 of Torrance, CA, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Manhattan Beach, CA, Redondo Beach, CA, Hermosa Beach, CA.   Call in for comments or email or Facebook your thoughts:  DrCarolFrancisShow@gmail.com or Facebook: DrCarolFrancisShow  For consultations appointments:  310-543-1824.  

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