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The gifts of love

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February 14, 2011 — On this Valentine’s Day, sweethearts will focus on passion but what about compassion. True love that endures requires an unconditional love – a love without reason. Such an expression of acceptance is also helpful when we create caring relationships that last a lifetime with our children, our communties – and ourselves.

Guest host Maiken Scott explores all manner of love with Stephen Post, Ph.D. and Renay Bradley, Ph.D. Post directs the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center. His new book is called The Hidden Gifts of Helping. Bradley is the Research Director for the Relationship Research Institute and has worked extensively with the Executive Director, John Gottman, developing and implementing programs and analyzing data from studies exploring parenting, marriage, and family relationships.

Photo by Flickr user Dan Klimke

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