Wow and to think that this all started because I started talking about sex
The problem with emotions and discussing them is that despite generally accepted definitions, we all have different perceptions and experiences of them, which mean that we're always coming at things from other angles. One of the great things about us all being unique
I can get what Amy is saying in a way, that she hasn't experienced a relationship where she has felt mutual love. Obviously other relationships that she has seen add to her viewpoint that 'love' isn't mutual or lasting. But then that goes back to what we were thinking about love as being, is it the passion or is it the ability to still comfort and support each other after 50 years together?
Amy you're brother got married recently, just out of true curiosity and not trying to undermine what you are saying but- do you then believe that one of them loves the other more, or doesn't feel that they are each others 'true love'? Just wondering
I also get that you want to feel comfortable and complete as yourself, without needing a guy to make you complete. I get that and agree, again to a point. I know that before I can be happy in a relationship then I need to be at least moderately happy with myself
For me a mutual loving and strong relationship means that while you love, want and need each other, you both bring the strengths and weaknesses of being two complete people into being one-a couple. I also know that love comes unexpectedly for the most part
so I can try and plan other parts of my life (coz that's gone so well recently
) but I can't plan or timetable in falling in love.
I'm also very aware that much as I would love have someone that loved me for who I am, and have a relationship, family and life with them; that there are people out there who are never really in a long-term relationship. Sometimes I wonder if that's what God has in mind for me
Part of me hopes not but another part of me could see that as a possible future. So while I'd love for love
to happen in my life, I want to make sure that I don't waste my life pinning for something that could never happen. I want to live my life to the full and whether that's with someone beside me or by myself, we'll just have to see
Wow totally didn't mean to ramble for this long