Re: What is Love? (baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more)
01-22-2013 05:29 PM
If you have ever been in love, how did you know that you loved the person?
I knew that I loved him when I realized I wanted the best for him, even if it didn't benefit me, even if it hurt me. I knew I loved him when I realized that I knew all of his faults, I had seen him at his absolute worst, and I still wanted to be with him.
How long were you together?
We were together about 8 months when I realized I loved him. We have now been together 5 years.
Was it an ah-ha, epiphany moment where everything suddenly seemed clear, or a gradual realization?
Definitely a gradual realization. It didn't hit me all at once.
Do you think that there is a difference between loving someone and being in love?
Absolutely. I think the phrase "in love" is simply talking about infatuation. Infatuation is the butterflies in your stomach and the "lovey dovey" feeling you get when you are at the beginning of your relationship. Loving someone is sacrificing for their greater good. Loving someone is accepting their faults, but always encouraging them to grow and be better. Loving someone is risking completely and being vulnerable at your weakest times and trusting them to stay by your side. There is lots more, I could go on and on, but I will spare everyone my novel about love.
I'm Sarah. I am 23 years old. Engaged to the most amazing man.
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