Are You Comfortable Receiving LOVE?


I’m constantly copying snippets from newspaper articles, blogs and books that speak to weddings, commitment, marriage and love.

Here’s a snippet from an article by Pulitzer Prize winning Sarah Kaufman ­– the article is about ballet and has really nothing to do with weddings – BUT I love the last sentence and invite you to savor it. . .

One night, former ABT principal Susan Jaffe and her dance partner Jose Manuel Carreno left the theater to find a table in the walkway set with chocolate cake and punch, while a crowd of fans in paper hats sang “Happy Birthday.” (The dancers’ birthdays fall in the same month.) Admirers also have given Jaffe paintings, letters and, once, a mink coat.

The gifts were astonishing, Jaffe said, and simply being greeted with appreciation after performances always moved her. But at the final performance of her 22-year career, she made a concerted effort “to open up to the audience,” and this, she said, is when she arrived at a different understanding of those who sought only to give.

Taking bows that night, being showered with applause (and flowers), “was almost a spiritual moment,” she said. “In my whole career, I was so busy worrying about my balances and my performance that I forgot about receiving. I didn’t spend enough time appreciating being the receiver of love.”


Washington Post

By Sarah L. Kaufman

January 24, 2019

Two questions for YOU as you plan for your wedding ~

  • Do you allow yourself to appreciate being the receiver of your partner’s love?
  • Do you and your partner allow yourselves to be the receivers of the love offered you by family and friends?


If you want tips on how to communicate in smart, healthy ways with your partner – during wedding planning and beyond –

check out my book,

How To Plan Your Wedding AND Stay Sane!






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