The Difference Between Just Loving Someone And Being Madly In Love

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Being in love and loving someone are two completely different things. Occasionally the two can get so mixed up, that you don’t really know where you stand anymore or where your significant other stands.

I’ve been in love once. And this is what I know.

I know that loving someone is appreciating their humor and liking the way they smile at you. Loving someone is enjoying the way it feels to be close to them, and feeling giddy when they kiss you. Loving someone is missing them when they are gone. Loving someone is needing to spend time with them as much as you can.

I know that loving someone can be hurtful if they leave. It will make you cry at the drop of a hat when someone comments their name. I know that when you love someone who has decided they don’t want you in their life anymore, it can be extremely painful.

But being deeply in love, being truly in love, is a whole different story.

I know that being in love feels like a high that will never end. It feels like you are walking on clouds and Stardust.

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Being in love is when you let them have their space when they need it. It is loving them through their mistakes and their failures. It is appreciating their flaws and imperfections. Being in love is waking them up at 1 am in the morning because you’re having an anxiety attack and they’re the only ones who can help stop it.

Being in love is a compromise.

It’s hard. It’s two people fighting to have a chance at life and love. It’s sacrifice and its distance and its fights. It’s wanting a future and seeing that future together when you are with them. It’s a give and take relationship.

But here is the key difference between these two forms of love. Being in love is worth it. It’s worth the pain and the heartache and the quarrels. It’s worth the tough times. Because if you are in love with someone, you’ll still think that they are the best person in the world. And you’ll know that you still want to be with them even though you hit rough patches.

When you love someone, you can overlook the tiny details about them that made you smile. But when you’re in love? You’ll never forget those small insignificant things that make them beautiful and special. You’ll never be able to erase them from your memory.

When you love someone, you’ll be able to find a new great love. You’ll be able to let go of the past. But when you’re in love and it had to end, you won’t be able to ever fully let them go. And you don’t think you will ever find a love like that again.

Being in love is worth all the hard work and sacrifice. And it’s well worth it, even if it ended on good or bad terms.

Because it’s the only kind of magic that we have. And it’s the only kind of magic that we’ll ever need.

Read more: http://thoughtcatalog.com/lauren-jarvis-gibson/2016/08/the-difference-between-just-loving-someone-and-being-madly-in-love/

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