Can children detect on some level when love is not genuine? An example would be when a parent is affectionate to spite their own parents as if to say "This is what you were supposed to do with me," rather than doing so out of a genuine feeling towards the child. Acting the part without the emotion and connection to back it. Can this be perceived by the child and perhaps effect their emotional development? If so, to what degree could this hinder them in the long term?
I recently met online a former high school boyfriend from 25 years ago. We've seen each other briefly at reunions, but now we are both single and he is over the moon with me before we've even had a chance to meet in person again, which will happen tomorrow. I am confused and overwhelmed by his interest in me, how do I proceed? [more inside]
Love, security and freedom: we love each other deeply and passionately but also want and need different things... and now we have a baby on the way.
Love, security and freedom: we love each other deeply and passionately but also want and need different things... and now we have a baby on the way. [more inside]
How long did it take for you to love your baby? [more inside]
My friend needs to see her son removed from her living situation. How can this be done most effectively? [more inside]
How do I make sure I'm the absolute best son I can be? [more inside]