People often mistake falling in love and loving someone to be the same thing. But it’s not. Sure, they might be two heads of the same coin, but definitely not the same. Here are some basic differences to clue you in about how falling in love and loving someone are separate things.
Being in love makes you WANT that person
Love makes us do crazy things… including making us lustful. When you get the feeling the one you are in love with is so wonderful that you want to spend a lot of time with them or simply around them, that isn’t loving someone but being in love. You cherish the mere idea of that person and how they make you feel.
Loving someone makes you NEED that person
Being in love makes you believe you need someone to be happy. It becomes a part of your life. Your happiness depends on them. Their happiness is your happiness and needing them to a part of your life also implies you consider them worthy of getting the best of you.
Being in love with puts your emotions on the high
Ever get that euphoric kind of feeling just by thinking about the one you love? You never want to get rid of that feeling. It puts you in this calm place where you might forget what that person is actually life in reality other than your idea of them. No one wants to let go of that high, and that’s where the problem lies: you do let go of it, inevitably. - Continue reading on the next page