How many pieces of your heart can you lose and still retain the ability to deeply and fully love?

Love takes time to develop; it is not a process that can be accelerated.

Loving someone deeply requires taking the time to truly know them.

Could it be that we hurry through love, rush relationships, speed up sex, and race through life in general because we are all too wounded to be willing to take the risk of loving someone deeply?

Or could it be that our culture has just lost the ability to love because we have become too narcissistic and self-centered?

It takes honesty, it requires some risks and it takes a tremendous amount of trust.

Yet many people think they can just fast forward the process like some steamy scene in a romance movie and begin a real relationship with sex instead of communication.- Stories of trauma and pain are part of my normal day as a therapist.I hear about hurt that starts in early childhood for some and continuing throughout life for others.As a therapist who specializes in relationships; I frequently witness how diminished people’s capacity to love is these days.Everyone claims they want someone to love, yet so many mindlessly walk away from love.They just move on to the next relationship or what appears sometimes to just be another “victim” of failed love. Why can’t they see the value of the person they are with or the relationship they are in?