Episode 4-2: Learning to Love

Two Open Doors

Jan 14 2024 • 10 mins

I recently came across a book that I found to be full of thought-provoking observations: All About Love, by the feminist and cultural critic bell hooks.  That work deals with what is perhaps the central orienting theme in intimate relationships:  our desire for love, and how that desire plays out in our lives.

In this episode, we’ll explore some of bell’s often-pointed views on what love is, how we acquire our understanding of love, and how we try to bring it into our daily life.  Hopefully, that understanding will help us in our ability to create and sustain truly loving relationships.

Dr. Claude Cruz is a relationship and intimacy coach based in the Portland, OR area. He holds a PhD in Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (IASHS), as well as a Professional Sex Coach certification from Sex Coach U. Dr. Claude is passionate about promoting and supporting deep human connection. He develops and delivers workshops and other events regarding that topic, as well as being available for individual and couples intimacy coaching. He can be contacted at claude@twoopendoors.com.

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