When I think of how to accept love and respect, I think of my parents. High school sweethearts, best friends, devoted partners, and smart business owners. They amassed an empire all on their own that took love, openness, risk, and sacrifice. They learned a powerful lesson about trusting each other and learning to accept the love and respect they had for one another.

One of the biggest reasons relationships fail is that we don’t know how to accept love and respect from our partners. Not many people have what my parents have had, most of us don’t find this type of relationship until after we have had our hearts broken a lot. Then we find this type of relationship and we feel lost and unable to accept the love that is flowing from our partner.

Learning how to accept love and respect in a committed relationship is just as important as giving love and respect to our partner.

The Plan: How To Accept Love and Respect

The first step of how to accept love and respect is to be open to the type of love you deserve and to be mindful of how to respect your partner be respected by your partner.

Quote for the Day

Today’s quote comes from Danielle LaPorte’s #TruthBombs app. #TruthBombs are little delicious doses of oracle truths to help you stay focused on what is important. To download the app, and have your own #TruthBomb, click here.

After writing the quote and all the pieces of the journal entry for today, write how you can use this quote to focus on how to accept love and respect.

An Extra Resource for How to Accept Love and Respect

Here are some of the best Ted Talks about love and respect. They are all equally awesome and well worth the short watch.

The first video is a Ted Talk by Esther Perel called, “The secret to Desire in a Long term Relationship.”
The second video is a Ted Talk by Alec Sloth & Stacey Baker called, “This is what enduring love looks like.”
The third video is a Ted Talk by Mandy Len Cantron called, “How to Make Love Last.”
The fourth video is a Ted Talk by Yann Dall’aglio called, “Love – You’re Doing It Wrong.” (Note in French with English subtitles.)
The fifth video is a Ted Talk by Esther Perel called, “Rethinking Infedility … A talk for anyone who has ever loved.”

Quick Exercise To Learn to Accept Love and Respect

Here is a great meditation video from Kat Beck for a self love guided meditation practice designed to open you up to love and accept yourself.

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