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Lust is that emotional high, love is what remains after the majority of the lust is gone. That's my mantra concerning all this
Passion, I have to respectfully disagree. My Man and I are madly in love, and at the present time have more lust for each other than ever.
This can happen. It isn't perfect all the time (witness my whining and complaining last week, when I wasn't getting enough. It was fixed over the weekend.
) But, a good mix of both can and does happen. For me, with my feelings for him. the love came before the lust. Then things have been dynamic and ever changing since the beginning of our relationship. We've been through periods where we can barely stand each other, we've been in the depths of despair, we've had weeks or months of passion so deep, I thought I would never breathe again, and we've fallen back in Love with each other a hundred times.
Long term relationships are trying, but if the person and you are right for each other, a good balance can be reached.....only to have it disrupted shortly afterward, and then needing the two of you to work to restore equilibrium.
But, at least IMO, both are possible at the same time. One can Lust and Love for the same person at the same time, and it can last. But, it is a buttload of work.