How Do You Know You’re In Love? 34 People Attempt To Describe The Feeling

29. When that person makes you feel like you want to better yourself.

“The answer to this question is a bit subjective, and I believe love manifests differently for different personality types.

The most simple explanation can be summed up like so: When that person makes you feel like you want to better yourself.

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30. Love is when it stops being about you.

“Infatuation is when you would die without that person. Love is when you would die FOR that person. Love is when it stops being about you.”

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31. Nothing matters, not you, not that thing weighing you down, not whatever geopolitical crisis is occurring, only they matter, and having them near you, with you, a part of you. That’s love.

“The routine answer to this question is ‘you’ll know.’

And that’s a pretty shitty and unsatisfying answer, right? You want to know more about the human condition, validate and identify your feelings, what good is “you’ll know”??

Seriously though, you’ll know. Unfortunately you may not know until it’s too late, that often happens, but you’ll know when you’ve felt it. When something happens to put your life in perspective, and you get a moment of lucidity that lets you cut through the bullshit, and through all of life’s stresses and grievances, and you see them. Nothing matters, not you, not that thing weighing you down, not whatever geopolitical crisis is occurring, only they matter, and having them near you, with you, a part of you. That’s love.

It’s not always outspoken, it’s not always grand and romantic, but it’s always there, always present. Hollywood would have you believe it’s like a firework display throughout your body, but that’s an instant, that’s a moment, that’s winning the lottery, or graduating, or your wedding day. Love is an itch on the heart that’s there, always in the back of your awareness, always whispering.”

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