Grown Up Love; Distinguishing Love From Romance

October 13, 2010 by  
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Angie Rubin

I have just come across the below article on Oprah.com and wanted to share with you.  What I like about it is that is shares my opinion that love has more to do with trust, friendship and appreciation than lust and drama.  Love seeks depth while romantic love seeks immediate satisfaction.  Love is build on a strong foundation while romantic love is associates itself with such words as: fast, explosive, overwhelming.

Love makes us feel safe while romantic love keeps us guessing.  Love teaches us it was existed within and it was just waiting to be found out.

Take a read.

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By Joan Konne, Oprah.com

Love is (a) champagne and high heels; (b) a passionate, china-shattering fight, followed by an all-night tango; (c) a constant, nagging feeling of insecurity; (d) none of the above.

I have been researching the subject of love all my life. First, unsystematically, as a girl, trying to follow the programmed prescription — seeking “the one” and living happily ever after.

Next I divorced and researched love as a woman, more systematically, confronting fantasies and failures, possibilities and disappointments, false starts, and at last, beginning 24 years ago, a love that’s enduring and nourishing — at least for the moment (I’ve learned never to take the gift of love for granted)…Continued

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