Love is an interesting and much (over) used word with a great variety of meanings; for instance… I love my dogs and I do… I love a certain types of music… I love drinking tea… I love my favorite sport team… I love to watch documentaries… I love the color blue… I love seeing justice done…
All these expressions contain the word “love” but the meanings and implications are different in each case. Is there a difference in the level, quality, intensity and depth of these different forms of love? The answer must surely be ‘yes’!
There is a world of difference between my love for my favorite sports team, and my love for my close friends.
Genuine love…the truth is that the more intimately you know someone, the more clearly you’ll see their flaws. That’s just the way it is. This is why relationships fail, why children are abandoned, why friendships don’t last.
You might think you love someone until you see the way the person acts when out of money or under pressure or hungry. Love is something different. Love is choosing to serve someone and be with someone in spite of his or her failings. Love is patient and kind. Love is deliberate. Love is hard. Love is pain and sacrifice; it is seeing the darkness in another person and defying the impulse to jump ship!
Unless, you are in an abusive relationship, then jump ship and get the hades out because that’s not genuine love but control!