Year: 1987 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (20th: 1987: San Francisco), p.476-477 SIEC No: 19880920

In this summary, the author discusses the importance of parental love, self love, & romantic love. Parental love is the beginning of the continuum of love; forms the basis of self love & the love of others; may be broken temporarily or permanently through e.g. maternal privation, divorce, separation, or death. Lack of parental love e.g. child abuse, can lead to depression & suicide as can the failure to develop self love. Unlike self love, the loss of romantic love can end in suicide. (GW