Thread: What is love?
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:18 AM
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Originally Posted by XYZ123 View Post
Romantic love for me has all the feelings of a deep friendship plus the butterflies, lust, goo goo eyes and everything else everyone here has described.
In the longer run though, I've never had a deep friend I could look at and say "I want to spend the rest of my life with you, share every aspect of myself with you, compromise my wants and personality to suit yours and for you to do the same until a happy medium is reached, raise children with you, grow old with you, and sleep in your arms whenever I can". To me, that is what remains in romantic love after the butterflies are gone or faded. Physical desire is part of the longer lasting aspect as well, but I think I'll still be in love with N when we're 85 and no longer interested in sex.
I agree with this also. The need and desire to never even be without this person in your life. Feeling like you Could not continue to live without them there. You would if you HAD too...But it would be existing..not living.
I donít get many things right the first time
In fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles and falls
Brought me here...
And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday
And I know that I am
I am, I am
The luckiest..
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