Tough Love

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I was watching the tv for a few mins this morning as I wanted t get a weather update, its nice by the way. ALhumdulillah.

Anyways I came accross this expression” Tough Love” being used by someone giving an interview on immigration. I had never come accross it before but it just sounded so kind of nice in a way. I wonder if there is such a thing?

Wikipedias definition:

Tough love is an expression used when someone treats another person harshly or sternly with the intent to help them in the long run.

In most uses, there must be some actual love or feeling of affection behind the harsh or stern treatment to be defined as tough love. For example, genuinely concerned parents refusing to support their drugaddicted child financially until he or she enters drug rehabilitation would be said to be practising tough love.[1][2] A coach who trains his players hard and is strict, but likes his players could also be said to be practising tough love.

“Tough love” boot camps for teenagers have been described as ‘child abuse‘, and the NIH noted that “get tough treatments do not work and there is some evidence that they may make the problem worse”.[3]


One response to this post.

  1. I have heard implications of it. On the instances mentioned in wiki, I suppose it really depends on the individual whether to exercise the approach and to what extent.


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