Yes, IMO there's a difference between "being in love" with someone, and loving someone.
"Is there a difference, between Loving someone, and being In love with someone?"
Yes there is a difference.
Ofcourse there is a difference.
Yes I think there is a difference. At least to me. But what matters is that there is a difference to her.
To explain. I love my ex boyfriend. I still care about him and wish the best for him. But I am not in love with him and no longer want a relationship. He can move on and meet someone new and I would be happy for him. I am in love with RG. I want the relationship with him and do not want him moving on or meeting anyone else.
But her explanation is what matters most.
My definition of being "in-love" is the same as yours.
I also agree that Bar-is-loaded is now seen by his wife as simply being a friend, and a family provider.
But you are ignoring that being in love is not the same thing as the first stages of love or the same as infatuation.