Yesterday we discussed how unconditional love (agape love) is demonstrated. It takes a lot of work, and dedication. For the next 3 days we're going to discuss the benefits of loving our partners in this unconditional, agape way. Here's one benefit of agape love: Providing Safety During Stressful Times
Every relationship will experience times which are more stressful than others. One partner in the relationship may experience more stress than the other during those specific turbulent times.
I don't know about you, but when I'm feeling vulnerable and stressed, I don't always behave or act in ways that are attractive! When our mates are experiencing overwhelming stress, they may not act in attractive ways either. Providing unconditional agape love is extremely important. It's probably the best time to show unconditional love to let them know we're there for them, we've got their back, and we support them.
Providing agape love to your partner will help them get through the troubled time, and can be the best remedy for mental health.
*Source: "Love Life For Every Married Couple" by Ed Wheat and Gloria Okes
Written by: Tamara Portee MA, LMHC, LCAC
*Tamara enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, & couples counseling at Imagine Hope. We also specialize in family counseling, child & adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Noblesville, Zionsville, Westfield & Fishers.