Do you believe in love? And you can’t say no because everyone believes in love. I think it just takes someone to open your eyes to what love truly is. I mean, of course there are some people who just can’t stand the mushy, vulnerable, unselfish feeling and want nothing to do with love. But why? (And, let me just say this, love is more than just a feeling). Could it be that heart-break caused them to avoid it at all costs? Or maybe they don’t know what true love is all about? Is it possible love someone too soon? If you know what love is, can you instantaneously fall in love without knowing your partner in and out? This can be so tricky because many times people confuse love with infatuation. We’ve all experienced infatuation before, you know when you THINK you love someone but you literally just met them 2 minutes ago. I guess it’s love at first sight or? And I’m not saying being infatuated is a bad thing, but it can come to bite you in the ass when you realize the person you thought you loved isn’t who you think they are. Maybe infatuation is a phase you go through before falling in love? Like a phase 1 of love? Because once infatuation fades, the real test comes when you know who the person is. If you can put up with a lot of their shit, their ups and downs, the dark side of them, then maybe you’re ready to love them. If you can accept these ugly truths, whether physical or emotional, then that’s when true love begins.
Love takes time, it has to grow and be nurtured like a sunflower if you want it to last. Love has so many advantages and disadvantages just like anything else in this world. An advantage to love is knowing and accepting a person’s goodness. In this case, love can be a choice. Because you choose to accept the person for who they are, right? Love, most importantly, is knowing that it’s not another persons responsibility to make you happy, fulfilled, or complete. If you expect your partner to make you happy, you’re demanding love. I think it’s very important to take time being single, to make ourselves happy, so we can share happiness. When we’re happy when single, we’ll definitely be happy when in a relationship. Thus, when we’re happy we can concentrate on sharing our love instead of demanding it from our partners. Nobody likes a demanding partner, I know I don’t! Do you really want to be responsible for someone’s happiness?
The best thing about being in love is transparency. Imagine not having to hide who you are, how you feel, or what you’re thinking. Everyone deserves and needs to experience this because it’s good for our mental well-being. You might hate going to that job of yours, but knowing you have someone to love and who loves you back can make walking in and sitting at that desk just a little bit easier.
I’ve loved before so I know what it means to love and be loved. Falling in love is another magical and beautiful experience.
So now folks, do you believe in love? How did you know you were in love? Share your thoughts.