Learn to identify and untangle hidden expectations and assumptions in your closest relationships.
What are Love Knots?
Love Knots, such as the two shown above, are hidden assumptions and expectations that can create distance and misunderstanding in relationships.
These commonly held beliefs may seem to be true. But they aren't, because they are not based on logical, realistic thinking.
Love Knots can be very harmful to relationships.
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Origin of Love Knots
Marriage and Family Therapist Lori Heyman Gordon, the founder of PAIRS, identified 52 hidden expectations and assumptions that can sabotage love. Mrs. Gordon originally published the collection as "The Laundry List of Marital Mishaps and Double Binds," then as "If You Really Loved Me ...," and finally, as "Love Knots," a term conceived by Peggy Rosenbaum. Mrs. Gordon's complete "Love Knots" book is available on Amazon.
PAIRS Foundation's marriage and relationship education classes focus on seven of the most common. Consider which, if any, may be getting in the way of love, happiness and pleasure in your relationship.
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