What does "love" mean to you?

posted 3 months ago in Beehive
Post # 16
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445 posts
Helper bee

I think of love as an action more than a feeling. I feel like butterflies come and go (and often are triggered by the worst people) but true love is the choice to prioritize your partner and care for them. It’s accepting them for their flaws and supporting them in their hard times. Love is reliability, stability, honesty, and trust. I love my partner every day by considering his needs and emotions, and by choosing him above all others because he’s the person who makes me feel safe and happy.

Post # 17
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688 posts
Busy bee

obviousanonymous :  I love this. I love what you said. Thank you PLATO! Still teaching us today. ✨✨

Post # 18
Member
688 posts
Busy bee

gaia3465 :  this is what I envision, and I will no longer settle for less than this. This, to me, is what it’s about. Thank you! 

Post # 19
Member
137 posts
Blushing bee

Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like
volcanoes and then subsides.  And when it subsides you have to make a
decision.  You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined
together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.  Because
this is what love is.

Love is not breathlessness, it is not
excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion.
That is just being in love, which any fool can do.  Love itself is what
is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art
and a fortunate accident.

Those that truly love have roots
that grow towards each other underground, and, when all the pretty
blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one
tree and not two.

Post # 20
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212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - England

sweetiemermaid :  it’s still being excited to come home to them after 10 years together. Being willing to give up everything for them, but knowing they would never ask you too. It’s bringing out the best in each other and supporting each other! 

Post # 22
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618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

sweetiemermaid :  

 

It has taken all my adult life to learn that, for me, love is comfort, warmth, security, pride, familiarity, cuddles and calm.

Love (for me) is no longer butterflies, anxiety, excitement, self-destructiveness, mad passion and sweet nothings, stomach churning, red flags, defensiveness and worry. 

The first type makes me feel safe. It feels like home and I don’t question it. 

The second type is super exciting and dramatic. I lived with a constant hum of worry, in between the passionate outbursts and declarations of love. 

I am at a point in my life where the first type feels real, and the second type feels immature, based on ego and projections and fed by insecurity. 

Also, now that I have a baby, I am incredibly incredibly grateful for the first type of love. 

Post # 23
Member
360 posts
Helper bee

ne11y23 :  “for me, love is comfort, warmth, security, pride, familiarity, cuddles and calm.

Love (for me) is no longer butterflies, anxiety, excitement, self-destructiveness, mad passion and sweet nothings, stomach churning, red flags, defensiveness and worry. “

This, exactly. 

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