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In your opinion, what is the real meaning of love? I'm doing this for a class and we got the chance to pick our own topic and I chose to do a topic on love. Its about what people think really is.

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The real meaning of love is based on the relationship because there are different types of love. For example, love between a man and woman (or romantic couple) differs from love between a parent and child. However, in the romantic sense, I think the meaning of love is that which makes you whole. Not to sound cheesy, but if the person makes you realize the good things about your life and the world, then it's love.

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In your opinion, what is the real meaning of love?

I'm doing this for a class and we got the chance to pick our own topic and I chose to do a topic on love. Its about what people think really is.

  What I know about love is that when you do things for people, you love them.  Take a mother for example.  She conceives that child and nurtures it inside herself for nine months.  It's not always a pleasant nine months and has its dangers to her health.  But the joy she feels at the prospect of becoming a mother knows no bounds!  When that child is born, she "goes down into the valley of death" to bring it into this world.  Many mothers have died giving birth to their children, but it's the ultimate sacrifice!  Then, she spends the next twenty or so years serving that child until he or she is old enough to take care of themselves.  To me, that is true love!

 

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Love is unconditional. I think there are different kinds of love. There is the type of love you feel for your spouse or mate. There is also the love you feel for your children, which I feel is different even from the love you feel towards other family members.

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What a great question! Love is an unconditional acceptance of the other person, characterized by fondness and attachment. Simply being in the presence of the other person brings you happiness and contentment. When you experience real love for another, you don't expect anything from the person in return.

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To me, love is accepting the other person as they are and not asking them to be someone else.  I don't mean that people in love can't ask each other to change in minor ways, but love, to me, means being able to accept who the other person really is.

When you are truly in love with a person (again, just my opinion) you are free to really be yourself without worrying that the other person is judging you and being critical of you.

When my wife and I were first going together, I knew there were things wrong with me (immaturity, mostly -- I was only 18 after all) but I also knew that she accepted me as is.  I worked to change, but not because she made me.

So, to me love is feeling that the other person totally accepts who you really are (and it is totally accepting the other person...).

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