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Are love and obsession the same thing?


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2012-05-05 13:26:38
2012-05-05 13:26:38

Love is about being honest with each other, enjoying one another and respect. It's loyalty and commitment to each other and also, trusting that person so each of you can have "head space" when you need it. E.g. If you wanted to on a vacation with your girlfriend(s) and your boyfriend trusted you enough to go and vice-versa.

Obsession is an emotion based on insecurities. This type of relationship is a plaque with doubts and questions that don't have answers because the channels of communication have never been completely open and a genuine sense of trust doesn't exist. You become this obsessed person's possession and they will shower you with gifts (flowers, candy, jewelry, etc.) even on the first date. You can tell if you are with a person that is obsessed over you if you don't feel like you are spiritually, mentally and psychologically moving ahead in your life around this person and they have stunted your growth into making you a dysfunctional person. They want all of your attention and will try to get you away from family and friends and they can be extremely suspicious of whom you were with and where you have been. The person will make you feel doubtful and you begin to feel smothered and that the relationship is not beneficial and may cause you to do things you may later regret. If you find it difficult to communicate with this obsessive person (he only has eyes for you and doesn't even realize your problems, never mind yours) then you need to move on.


AnswerLove and obsession is not the same thing!Obsession is an act of NOT letting go..on the other hand, love is THE act of letting go...Obsession is SELFISH, love is SELFLESS..There is a huge difference with these two!

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Love is always an obsession if you're doing it right.

Your Q can be taken more than one way, but the answer is yes, regardless.

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what is love obsessionpls i would like to knowAnswerLove and obsession are not the same sometimes people confuse the two. If you really love someone you will not be obsessed with them. You will think about that person a lot and he or she is very important in your life and when the love is new you may feel obsessed with that person at can't quit thinking about them, want to spend as much time with them as you can, and your world basically revolves around them but it's a normal thing when it's love. Obsession is unhealthy and many times is not real love. Its a strange, unrealistic emotion and is almost always one-sided. There is also people who are obsessed with just being in love and they don't really care who it is - they just want to be in love with somebody and are obsessed with making that happen.

They mean almost the same thing

In some ways, it is. I'm young, and I'm in love right now. I understand what you're going through, and by saying that I'm young, I'm no older than 15. You are constantly thinking about him/her, and imagining life with him/her at your side. Love = Obsession and Obsession = Love.

is there such a *thing* as hate? is it an entity, in the same way that love is? does it really exist?

it, same, for, you, love Or The same thing for you love

u can check if its a obsession if u keep on remembering that thing for a lot of time

It's the obsession of 'making love' to the deceased.

there is no difference :) same thing

obsession is a form of possessiveness more than it is a form of love. so it is likely to destroy a relationship if one does not like to be overly possessed

I believe that the difference between compulsive behavior and obsession is that compulsive behavior tends to include more than one thing, more like a lifestyle than a single obsession. I think that obsession usually just includes one thing that is habitually done repeatedly. I believe that the difference between compulsive behavior and obsession is that compulsive behavior tends to include more than one thing, more like a lifestyle than a single obsession. I think that obsession usually just includes one thing that is habitually done repeatedly.

To adore is to worship someone greatly, as to be obsessed with a specific person or thing. To love is less obsessive than that, but it is possible that it could exceed to obsession (which is considered unhealthy in a relationship).

no they are very differnt

they are so different you can care for someone but not love them you can also thing dat you love someone but hurt their fellings

Love is a two way thing. You can only expect love when you have given out same.

No, immature love can turn into obsession, obsession can eventually lead to insanity. Obsession is unhealthy, and hopefully you are asking this question because you are NOT feeling insane. Most people say they kind of love without unhealthy insanity is more like close friendship, but "Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing." (Elie Wiesel). So Bravo is you are not feeling insane, if you are back out of the relationship pronto.

ardor, passion, craze, love. Some other words with similar meanings to the word obsession are: fixation compulsion fetish infatuation neurosis fascination mania addiction fixed idea dependence captivated

spend most of your time thinking about 1 thing.

you will know if its love or obsession. love its TRUE feelings over someone. you care and feel their pain. obsession is liking someone because they are hot and talking about them ALL the time.

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