Dr. Gary Bell
Infatuation and love are both very intense emotions between a couple, and millions of people misunderstand them. I misunderstood the feelings for most of my life. Knowing the difference between them is as stunning as experiencing both.
Infatuation is a moment of getting carried away by a toxic and addictive love, and it usually happens at the start of a relationship while the sexual attraction is strong. On the other hand, love is feeling a strong sense of affection for someone else. Love is more of an emotion.
When infatuated with someone, you become lost in the emotion of a toxic desire. There is anxiety, nervousness, urgency, intensity, you make risky decisions, and abandon things and people you value. You make this commitment to satisfy your overwhelming lust.
Love is a strong feeling of intense affection. With true love, you are faithful, confident, loyal, and you are willing to make sacrifices for your partner. You work toward settling differences and can win on both sides. You listen to each other and are committed, having sincere motives. You consider each other’s feelings before taking any action, and you have deep affection, joy, and confidence. You discuss and work out the necessary goals.
True love is selfless and gently assertive. Your partner is your best friend, and they start out being your best friend before the relationship begins. The connection is a safe haven with peace and firmness that has a healthy environment to raise happy and confident children.
Tune in and learn how to navigate both of these processes!
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