Is There Really Such Thing As Love?
Have you ever wondered what love is? Or do you know what love is, but feel confused and unable to convey your thoughts to someone else? Maybe you are afraid that expressing love might make someone not like you. Maybe you have always felt that love is difficult to describe or understand, but have no idea what it is really like. Well, I know you have questions about love and you asked yourself before if love is worth it. Hopefully, this article will help clear some things up for you.
First, what is love? Love is a group of complex emotions and behaviors defined by intense intimacy, emotional passion, romance, concern, dedication, protection, reliance, and emotional intimacy. It normally involves several positive emotions, such as happiness, excitement, exhilaration, life fulfillment, and ecstasy, but it can also be accompanied by negative emotions, such as jealousy, resentment, fear, anxiety, anger, boredom, stress, and loneliness. The emotions of love make the relationship experience incredible.
In fact, experts say that experiencing romantic love is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have. And although experts have only recently agreed on the true nature of love, they all agree that one of the most powerful ways we can enhance our experiences is through intimacy. Intimacy brings us together, opening us up to our most loved ones and creating new bonds with them. This creates emotional intimacy which is one of the key components of romantic love.
When romantic relationship falls apart or suffers from problems, it’s easy to revert to hurtful behaviors. If you are in a relationship, it’s important that you learn to establish and practice the emotional bond without neglecting the other person’s feelings and needs. For people who practice the unconditional love principle in their relationship, everything is okay – even when it hurts another person. The unconditional love principle demands for a special kind of sensitivity that allows us to put ourselves in the shoes of the other person, listen to what they have to say, and address their needs.
Although there are different types of intimacy, the basic idea is still the same – developing intimacy that meets your partners’ needs. As mentioned earlier, this is usually done through sharing our deepest and most intimate thoughts and feelings. Sharing with another person strengthens our bond with each other and forms love. But sharing can’t be done alone; you also have to put in mind the other person’s point of view, expectations, hopes and fears, in order for you to make a relationship work.
Being in love is not just about having a few nice things to say to another person. It’s not even about getting their approval or making them feel good about themselves. Love is about building a strong connection with another person, sharing our deepest thoughts and feelings, bonding with them, learning to respect and accept them as unique human beings, loving them as you would like to love someone else, forming a deep emotional intimacy and eventually creating a healthy relationship. Love takes work.