The paper looks at reflection on love in everyday psychiatric discourse. An important part of mental conditions and human suffering is connected with lack of love, mainly the primary link with the mother and other guardians. Love is understood as a neurobiological and psychological phenomenon in a social context. To a great extent, the attitude to love expresses an evolutionary need for safety and the need to survive. Being in love represents a mental state reminiscent of hypomania and of addiction to a psychoactive substance. In clinical work we guide relatives towards feeling more positive about patients because almost as a rule there is a transitional excessive expression of negative feelings simply because of the weight of the mental condition itself, which can change the nature of the relationship. The final emphasis is on professionalism, an integral part of which is the development of a close, but carefully delineated relationship with the patient.