Healthy Love“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

“Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.” – Jean Anouilh

“It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.” – John Bulwer

“Love is not consolation. It is light.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


What is healthy love?

When it is not tinged with demands

When it is not cloying, demanding, needy

When it is not attached to so many strings

That you strangle upon the words

That are never truly believed

That bind and hurt and control.

What is healthy love?

It asks for nothing

Is given freely

Demands nothing in return

Stands on its own, refreshed daily

And at night, it wraps its arms around you

Secure, comforting, reaching deep inside

Allowing you to be just that


And caring so much about you

Your well being

Your heart

Your smile

A healthy love envelops without smothering

A healthy love heals

A healthy love is secure

Here is to a healthy love


About StuHN

I am a creative individual with many areas of passion: Professional Storyteller; NYS Certified Drama Specialist/Educator; Professional Development Coordinator & Facilitator; Workshop Leader; sometime Puppeteer; Playwright; Director; Performer; Teaching Artist; and sometimes more.

Posted on February 14, 2013, in Caring, Family, Friends, Healing, Inspiration, Love, Meditations, Prayers, Support, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I’ll toast to healthy love any day! Great reflection!

  2. Sums it up. Happy Valentine’s Day, Stu! 🙂

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