By Robin Delaney, Ph.D.
“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are gonna get.” This time of year, you may get the large Valentine Sampler of assorted chocolates from a loved one, someone who is supposed to know you, to know you well, and to be tuned in enough to give you something you would enjoy. For some of us, we love chocolate and that makes our heart sing. For others, we do not have much of a sweet tooth and the gesture is lost. For those of us who have given up eating sweets for our New Year’s resolution, the gesture could actually be angering. Then there are those of us who do not like chocolate at all and this sampler could actually be quite offensive. Love is like that box of chocolates. God has wired all of us to give and receive love in different ways; we do not all like the same things and various ways of showing love do not all come naturally.Read More