Good Love and Bad Love: A Killing Difference


Sara Niles

People marry for ‘love’ and they form relationships based on ‘love’-but does that mean that both parties in a love relationship, love the same way? There are two types of love. When I provided domestic violence prevention trainings for grades 1-12, years ago, in order to reach young children who were still in Piaget’s concrete reasoning stage, I had to simplify the differences in the two types of love as ‘Good Love’ and ‘Bad Love’:

Good Love is unselfish and unconditional

Bad Love is selfish and conditional           

Good Love is not controlling

Bad Love is controlling

Good Love would never hurt the love object

Bad Love can kill the love object-especially if ‘it’ dares to leave them; watch this 48 Hour Special:


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