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How Love Helps ROMANTIC PARTNERS Manage Difficult Emotions and Why it Matters

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When asked what a love relationship is for, most people respond that it’s for companionship, sharing tasks and sexual intimacy. While those things are true, romantic loves serve a greater purpose. Romantic love has a very significant purpose and function. It is designed to help partners regulate difficult emotions serving as a buffer from the stresses and strains of life. Getting that functionality right is key to relationship satisfaction! Relationship and couple counselor Terri DiMatteo, LPC of Open Door Therapy breaks it down for you. Listen now!