The Difference Between Infatuation and Love


Difference Between Infatuation and Love | LifePositiveWay

Infatuation Meaning – A feeling of being in love with another person.
Love is a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.

What is infatuation – Infatuation is the state of being completely carried away by unreasoning passion or love; addictive love.
Where as love is constellation of emotions and experiences related to a sense of strong affection or profound oneness

Infatuation is associated with Physical, outlook mostly.
Where love is associated with emotional and intellectual compatibility

According to Wikipedia 
Infatuation is the state of being completely carried away by unreasoned passion or love; addictive love. Usually, one is inspired with an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone.
Love is any of a number of emotions and experiences related to a sense of strong affection and attachment.

Infatuation vs. Love
i.e Difference between infatuation and love

*Infatuation says, “We must get married right away. I can’t risk losing them.”
Love says, “Be patient. Don’t panic. Plan your future with confidence.”

*Infatuation is instant desire – one set of glands calling to another.
Love is friendship that has caught fire. It takes root and grows, one day at a time.

*Infatuation is usually temporary and eventually fades. It, however, might lead you to do things you will regret later, but love never will.
Love is an upper. It makes you look up. Love usually lasts longer and goes deeper than strong sexual Feelings. It makes you think up and makes you a better person.

*Infatuation is marked by a feeling of insecurity. You are excited and eager, but not genuinely happy. There are nagging doubts, unanswered questions, little bits and pieces about your beloved that you would just as soon not examine too closely. It might spoil the dream.
Love is the quiet understanding and mature acceptance of imperfection. It is real. It gives you strength and grows beyond you – to bolster your beloved. You are warmed by their presence, even when they are away. Miles do not separate you. You have so many wonderful little films in your head that you keep replaying. But near or far, you know they are yours, and you can wait.

*Infatuation might lead you to do things you will regret, but love never steers you in the wrong direction.
Love makes you feel whole. It completes the circle. It fills the empty space in your heart. Love is elevating. It lifts you up. It makes you look up. It makes you think up. It makes you a better person than you were before. If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things you don’t have. If there is no love in your life, whatever else there is has a lot less meaning.

*Infatuation is the initial, instant attraction and intense desire for a person of the opposite sex.
Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It takes root, develops and grows one day at a time. The process is slow.

Remember:
Lasting relationships are those that are built on love – not infatuation. Imagine the person you love in 50 years when they are old and fat. Would that change how you feel about them? If yes, then what you feel now is most likely lust/infatuation – not love.

Give it some time. Love takes root slowly and grows with time. Infatuation grows into full bloom almost immediately.

Keep in mind that “True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be and will not be.”


3 Comments on “The Difference Between Infatuation and Love”

  1. “True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be and will not be.” – that is a lovely line. Well said.

  2. Well done dear heart…….thank you. In laughter, I say, I wish I had read this ten lifetimes ago.
    Thank you for your talent in this and other articles. Blessings on your Journey with your talent.

  3. si sally says:

    well done great inspirer. how i wish i had looked through this life time mirrior before coming to a conclusion today.really true love is accepting all.may my God richly down load in you more.remained blessed.


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