Posted by: Fra | 2009/08/13

being inlove and loving someone

what is the difference between the two?
and is it true that even loving someone, if there is no sexual spark (part of being in love) the relationship is completely doomed?

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Maria's description does prety well. Love is often expressed through sex, but love without sex is very possible ( you love parents and relatives and others without having sexual thoughts ) and sex without love is very common.
Whether the absence of sexual desire causes problems depends on the situation. If both feel love and don't feel sexual desire, they can have a sexless but loving relationship. When one feels far stronger love, or sexual atraction, or both, than the other, the imbalance is problematic

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Posted by: Maria | 2009/08/13

Being in love consumes your life. You can' t stop thinking about your loved one, and your heart jumps in your chest every time you see him or her. You want to spend every waking moment with this person and resent having to share him/her with other people. You see no faults in your beloved.

Loving someone is the more mature, longterm version. The feelings are not quite as intense as being inlove, but is more permanent. You recognise the faults in the other person and have decided that love makes it possible to live with those faults.

Sex is more important for some people than for others. If there is no sexual attraction between you, but one or both have a desire for sex, then the relationship won' t last.

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