Part II July 4th = No Sex...I learned..

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Part II July 4th = No Sex...I learned..
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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-2008
Sat, 07-05-2008 - 2:23pm

Yes, IMO there's a difference between "being in love" with someone, and loving someone.

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Registered: 01-04-2006
Sat, 07-05-2008 - 4:37pm

"Is there a difference, between Loving someone, and being In love with someone?"


Yes there is a difference.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-24-2007
Sat, 07-05-2008 - 5:06pm

Ofcourse there is a difference.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2008
Sat, 07-05-2008 - 9:12pm

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.

Laurie

anonymous
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Registered: 07-26-2006
Sat, 07-05-2008 - 10:09pm

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.

 

 

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Registered: 07-02-1998
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 3:20pm

Yes, IMO there's a difference between "being in love" with someone, and loving someone.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-24-2007
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 3:30pm

But you are ignoring that being in love is not the same thing as the first stages of love or the same as infatuation.

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 3:48pm
...wow, I've read through the other replies...first of all, I haven't been married 100 years, but enough to be out of the honey moon phase and I still desire an intimate, physical relationship with my man...he can still give me shivers and I look forward to seeing him at the end of the day...I think that it is entirely possible to be "in love" and "love" at the same time...but, it won't just happen, it has to be worked at...I chose, everyday...to treat my husband as a man in so many ways...I could just as easily choose to not...companionate love just isn't enough for me right now, and...quite frankly, I hope it never is...I hope that when his 90 and I am 70, that I still think of him as a desirous man even if there isn't a damn thing I can do about it...
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-02-1998
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 3:57pm

But you are ignoring that being in love is not the same thing as the first stages of love or the same as infatuation.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-24-2008
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 4:08pm
...I agree...and, really, it depends on the person, and not a book or psychological term...but, I also believe that elements of what you are referring to as "in love" can be maintained throughout relationship...not with the same intensity, obviously...

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