One definition or at least aspect-
Love: a unilateral decision to put the welfare of someone else in front of / above your own
Best when served bilaterally, but each must make the unilateral decision.
I have another thought on love.
True, real love does not die. In the aspect I am talking about today, I do not refer to the death of the partner, rather… I am referring to the “falling out out love” syndrome.
The only way love can “die” even in that scenario, is if both people give up their unilateral decision. I know this to be true from experience. Dawn married someone else. She worked consciously to kill off her love for me. Loving me while married to someone else is not proper (among other things).
I had no such desire and had no such reason to do so. I did not give up my love of her. When her life crumbled around her, she needed help. My unilateral decision had wavered, but it still stood. That was the bridge that allowed communication.
A few weeks after we began talking again, I was driving her to an appointment and we had the radio on as background noise.
This song came on.
She lost it. So did I. That was the true beginning or our walk back into the bright light of LOVE.
Don’t let your love get to this place. But, if it does. If there is breath, there is hope. If there is hope, there is love. If there is love, the entire world can be moved. My world moved that day. My hope is it will move again that way.