Loving a Person, What Does It Really Mean?

Loving a person is a set of very complex emotions, which are very often confused with other feelings or other sensations. But how do you understand them?

How can one realize that one really loves a person?

There is no precise answer to this particular question, much less it is a condition that has clearly visible or quantifiable signs.

When you say “I love you” to the other person, in fact, nothing else is made than a guess, which is based on sensations perceived at the moment and which are extremely changing. 

Some aspects, however, are rather certain and shared also by scholars of the matter: loving does not mean experiencing those adolescent sensations typical of that age, such as the famous butterflies in the stomach or the heat that is perceived when meeting a person. These sensations, although they may also be present in a love “ahead of age” are basically caused by an intense but fleeting emotion, typical of a moment of passion. 

True love, lasting and deep love, creates a bond that goes far beyond the temporary sensation of warmth and trepidation: it is a feeling that is given in small doses, daily, and makes each partner live a little in the other.

How can one realize that one really loves a person?

There is no precise answer to this particular question, much less it is a condition that has clearly visible or quantifiable signs.

When you say “I love you” to the other person, in fact, nothing else is made than a guess, which is based on sensations perceived at the moment and which are extremely changing. 

Some aspects, however, are rather certain and shared also by scholars of the matter: loving does not mean experiencing those adolescent sensations typical of that age, such as the famous butterflies in the stomach or the heat that is perceived when meeting a person. These sensations, although they may also be present in a love “ahead of age” are basically caused by an intense but fleeting emotion, typical of a moment of passion. 

True love, lasting and deep love, creates a bond that goes far beyond the temporary sensation of warmth and trepidation: it is a feeling that is given in small doses, daily, and makes each partner live a little in the other.

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