Research indicates that our ability to establish and maintain love relationships is profoundly affected by our

childhood experiences and the development of self-love.

In some families, children are given positive feedback

and are often told verbally that they are important and

that they are loved, while in others the expression of

love is more subtle or absent altogether.


When you were

growing up, did you receive positive feedback?


you verbally told that you were loved?

 How were you

shown that you were loved?

 Do you think these early

childhood experiences have had an impact on your self-esteem? On how you show love today? Explain.