Love is both good & bad & inbetween, love is everything and every emotion, love is any relationship, marriage, friends, cohorts, anyone you meet on the street? Yes?
we are conditioned, thru tv and society, i.e. romance novels, movies, etc that love is all good...it is not. I believe to many people look for love for the wrong reasons and put way to many expectations on love.
1. Love is loving someone for who they are, and I don't believe loving someone unconditionally means you must suffer abuse of any kind. You have a right to expect respect, understanding, patience, truth.
2. Love grows and with growth comes change...which means, love matures...
Love is caring for someone, reagardless if it's a friend, relative, or boyfriend/girlfriend...love is a mutual agreement to care for each other.
Love doesn't expect someone else to make you happy, love isn't finding someone to take care of you...
I think love is confidence in oneself, which in turn will compliment the receiver...love is a give and take proposition...within some degree of balance.
when two people go through hard times together, their love will flourish and grow stronger...as long as they both value and respect each other with a mature allowance.
I don't believe there is anything in life that is all good or all bad...all things are made up of both, even us...
[This message has been edited by LeeJ (07-17-2006 11:11 AM).]