Idealizing your partner is making them into an illusion. No one is perfect; everyone will falter. You’re not lucky to be with your partner, and that ill-founded idea of “luck” doesn’t equate to love.
Sometimes we feel an intense connection with another person. But that doesn’t mean it’s love.
I have a lot of guy friends. As a heterosexual girl, this is a slippery slope. Guys tend to try to take things to a romantic level. And sometimes, I do too.
As a hopeful romantic, I want to give everyone a chance. But this tends to be my fault. I mistake a deep connection for someone as love rather than what it is: a friendship.
If you feel a deep connection for someone, but the lack of sexual desire is apparent, then you too could be mistaking love for friendship.
Love is a mystery, but a beautiful one to experience. When found, like any relationship, it requires care and intentional work to keep it flourishing.
Just be sure that what you have is love first.
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