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I just wondered if anybody else has felt like this. I know it is very hard.
Very tough question. I suppose different people will have their different opinions on this, but for me, I do not feel that real love is something I feel for more than one person... at a time! I can understand loving more than one person on different occasions. I mean when things don't work out with someone you love, eventually it can be possible to truly love another person down the road, I think. Me, I've only really loved one person--my current partner. We've been together for 6 years and I don't believe I could truly love someone else while loving him. He seems to feel the same way. I think the term love is what's too often abused and misunderstood. In my opinion, love is a very... limited thing? I don't know the word for it, but love to me means something really big, not just feelings. If that makes sense?
Lust? Sure! You can lust many, many people. I think that's what's often confused with the word love. I've been quilty of mistaking intense like/lust for love several times and it wasn't until being with my current partner for so long and actually feeling love that I understood what it was.