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Old 08-05-2012, 03:36 AM
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NRE, for me, tends to be that butterflies-and-questions time. Love is when I trust, I understand, and I feel understood; it's that blissful combination of friendship and romance.

I'm not actually a fan of NRE, mostly because I associate it with not-yet-certainty. I like knowing I'm loved and able to love (or if I find I can't stand the person, I like knowing it's OVER). I channel NRE and other unresolved emotional upheaval into creative pursuits wherever possible. What's solid and safe is, I've realised, not at all likely to find itself in my work. Huh.

Guess that's why you won't catch me writing the next great poly novel . . .
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:38 AM
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There's nothing innately wrong with NRE-it's just that it's not dependable. It will wear off (and often times return again! But, we tend to call that ORE).
Stealing that concept because it's so nice. I do still get the warm fuzzies over Darling. They're just backed by knowing him, which makes them even more awesome.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:44 AM
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I agree that you know it's Love when you have seen the best and the worst of each other and not only do you still want to be around that other person, but it actually makes you love them more.

NRE dissipates in a hurry when the going gets tough and there's no real love to fall back on.

My love and I have had our share of troubles these past several months yet we still remain committed to each other. That's what assures me that the love is real.

It is the best of both worlds, as Lovefromgirl also states, I still get butterflies when I know we are about to see each other. And the funny thing is, we have determined that the longer we are apart, the stronger those feelings get, distance/absence really does make the heart grow fonder.
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