Thursday, June 24, 2010

You Know it is true love when..

How do you know if it is true love or not? At some point of time this thought may come to every individuals mind.
Let me share what i have experienced.

  1. Love does not hurt. Physical and/or emotional abuse are not a part of love. Love should make you feel happy, secure and appreciated.
  2. Love is not manipulative, it should not be used to get others to do what you want. You should never give in to demands based on the, "You would do it if you loved me!" tactic.
  3. Love is an intense feeling of caring for another person. It can take many different forms (romantic, friendly, familial) but it is always about caring.
  4. Sacrifice but not Compromise! Although it is true that a big part of love is putting another person's happiness ahead of your own this never includes letting go your values or being untrue to yourself.
  5. It is very easy to confuse lust for love. The true measure of romantic love is commitment and trust, not physical attraction.
  6. It is possible to feel romantic love for more than one person at a given time. Just think, if it is possible for you to love both of your parents at the same time why would it be impossible to feel romantic love for two people at once?
  7. Sex is NOT love. Love is NOT sex. Sex can be a part of romantic love but it is never mandatory.
  8. Romantic love can (and often does) fade. When it goes there is not always a reason. True love doesn't, its eternal.