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What is the difference between infatuation and love?

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2013-06-22 16:10:44
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Infatuation occurs early in a relationship and you feel as if this could be the person you spend the rest of your life with. The person will seem perfect in every way. You think about them nonstop. Just thinking about them makes your heart start pounding. You get so Excited when around them and withen minutes of not being around them you may feel sad because you miss them so much.

Actual love is quite different. After you've been with a person for a while you'll notice they are nowhere near as perfect as you thought they were... This is where many people actually break up. After infatuation fades you may still have love for the person but at this point it's all a little different. Love is when you may not feel strongly about somebody but you still love them as a person and what they bring to your life. Now things are more real at this point so there will be arguments and you will probably get irritated at times. It's not just an emotion anymore but also a choice and will not work if you don't both put forth an effort. You respect the person and they respect you.

In my case... I met my boyfriend when I was 17 the first thing I noticed was his long hair. Lol I was immediately attracted. I was so shy and nervous but we hit it off and started going out. I thought he was so perfect. Just thinking of him made me smile and get all giddy. I would get so sad and miss him so much when he wasn't around. But around 4 1/2 months in things started changing. I wanted a little more time to myself and he was so serious all the time. I am 21 now and still care for him A LOT though i get annoyed at times. But he loves me and knows I am not perfect either. But I fully trust him and know that no matter what he will always be there for me and will never hurt me. he is the only person I can really count on and has been the only person consistent in my life. So it may take some effort but I would never want to lose him because I do love him a lot.

Simply put: Real love is caring about some-one's soul, i.e., "Do I care about what happens to this person?" Real love contains a huge amount of tenderness. There are no power struggles, at least, not serious ones. It is, again, what Jesus said in The Bible, "Love thy neighbor as thyself." ....not better nor worse, but wanting the best and justice for yourself, so you should do unto them. The golden rule is simple, "Do unto others as you would do unto yourself."

Romantic love does have a sexual component of course, but sex is "always" secondary. In real love, the hot and heavy will wear down of course, but it will always remain a glowing ember. With infatuation, passion will die when the reality of who they are as a person, or even, who "you" are as a person becomes clearer. You have to ask yourself, "If they could no longer have sex with me, would I still want them beside me?"<br />To sum it all up in a nutshell, infatuation turns into something bad, something that doesn't sit right, something ugly. Real love cares tremendously about that person's well being. Real love turns comfortable and feels right. There is a symbiosis that occurs with real love, and compromise, communication, and a intermingling of the souls.

I would also say that Love is clearing up after the person you love has been ill, washing his dirty socks and not minding, in fact all those things that might repel, you take for granted...and loving that person warts and all

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