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What is Love?

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Love is an incredibly powerful emotion and an unconditional affection forother.Love as a word also has variety of related but particular meaning in different contexts. The word is also used as an expression of affection for someone and is also used as a synonym for pleasure and sex.

Many of us wonder what is the true meaning of the term 'love'. Is it because of uncertainty fear in a relationship or accused of not expressing the affection for someone? Its definition changes from person to person. And being incapable of accurately defining the love, we always tend to make good and bad decisions based on 'LOVE'. It is one of the simplest questions, which is hard to answer.

What are the inherent qualities of LOVE?

Once you start feeling positive or affection for someone, you start changing yourself for better and develops yourself with:

1- Complete Acceptance: This is the first quality of this very unexplainable emotion. You allow someone not to change and remain them to be exactly who they are. You don't have this thought in your head whether they are good enough for you or they will be better if they were different. Acceptance is first thing you start with love.

2- Selfless: It is not love where you expect something in return. True love doesn't look something in return as it doesn't need anything. The selfless person won't look for other person to fulfill their needs and loving them back. It is completely selfless.Selfless love

3- Unconditional Love: Last but not the least, it doesn't have any condition. You are truly madly and deeply in love regardless of what they say. It is conditional when your affection depends upon other person's action and words on your needs.

What stops you from loving someone?

The other question that pops up in our mind is what prevents us from getting attached or loving someone? Once you start believing on your own judgment about someone, you develop anger, resentment or disappointment and start feeling separation from that person. It only blocks and prevents us from loving the other person.

When you believe your judgments, label them or start taking comments about them seriously while being with your loved one, you construct a barrier between yourself and them. In that moment you are not trusting or in love with them, you just juggle between your thoughts.

Sometimes, we seek love from others to make ourselves happy. But, we should not worry whether other person will love us or make us happy because this very emotion has already made us happy. None of them matters once you are already content.

Definition of Love in different variants

If you want to feel this emotion then you need to understand what it means in different aspects of relationship. We experience love in our own way because love takes on different forms. That's why defining love is bit complicated.Definition of love

Love as a Chemistry?

Science concluded love as a permanent neurological condition yet powerful feeling. It is something you cannot control. Let's take a common question in consideration: difference between love and lust. When you love, the brain releases a set of chemicals and let you feel it in different forms while lust is fueled due to increase of testosterone and oestrogen, which only lasts for some time and then evaporates.

Love is a Commitment?

Love doesn't exist as one thing though it is hard to explain. We can feel this emotion for anyone- family, friends and pets. It can also be blind, tragic, unconditional, misguided, inconsistent and steadfast. It is a passionate commitment on which we keep working to develop and nurture.

Love as Infatuation

Love becomes infatuation once you take away the commitment aspect from it. You simply become dedicated to someone once you are no longer passionate about him or her. In the form of infatuation, it is believed that it doesn't remain good love as you obsession arises where you focuses on the idea of being in love, relationship than the actual relationship it is.

Love is about Compatibility?

Once all the above is said and done, the last aspect is about compatibility. After analyzing different relationships, the key point is how we are compatible with our partner. You are more compatible with someone when you have same likes and dislikes, similar values, interests, political or philosophical views and thus, fall in love. Yes there are chances of 'opposites attract' but we always need someone to be on common page for the relationship to grow. Compatibility and love work together for building the relationship.

Bottom-line

Unlike any other word in the world, love is the only subjective word. It is similar to our fingerprints, which nobody can understand nor anyone can replicate. It is just a word we have for defining a feeling, which cannot be described, and a feeling nobody can understand except you!

Don't miss to read things to remember when you start Trying To Conceive. In case you are looking a specialist for Gynae problems then explore our article on Best Gynecologists in Delhi with highest ratings and reviews.

Hope you have learned about the love and its meaning in different aspects. Follow Elawoman blog to get regular updates on fertility health and treatments.

Dr. Srilatha Gorthi

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Laparoscopic Surgeon, Gynecologic Surgeon Dr. Srilatha Gorthi
Hyderabad

Dr. Srilatha Gorthi is an infertility specialist and laparoscopy surgeon located in Hyderabad. Her area of expertise lies in the field of Gynae diseases and conditions, and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). She provides a number of services that comprise of In vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), ICSI, TESA, MESA, Gynae Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopy, treatment of Ovarian Cysts, Endometriosis, PCOS, Fibroids, Polyps and so on. Dr. Srilatha Gorthi practices at The Birthplace Hospital, Revive Multi Specialty Clinics and Fertility Centre, and The Birthplace Clinic and has a rich experience of more than 18 years. Dr. Gorthi has won 9 Gold Medals in MBBS.She is a reputed member of the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), European society of Gynaecological Endoscopy and British Medical Association, UK, and British Fertility Society. You can get her information at www.elawoman.com

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Radhika Rawte

We can't really limit our love for someone. It's boundless and pure.

Sept. 21, 2018, 11:57 p.m. 4.5

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Celina Rudwik

Everyone has their own opinion of Love. For me love is an honest feeling between two individuals who respect and care for each other. It increases with time and does not depend on materialistic things.

June 2, 2018, 3:14 p.m. 5.0

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Padale Dnyandeo Karbhari

April 23, 2018, 8:34 a.m. 4.5

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Sudha Verma

Love is the strongest feeling for me. From every second we came into this world, we are loved and we keep loving till the end of our lives.

Feb. 23, 2018, 5:33 p.m. 5.0

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Ashwani Prabhat

Love is an abstract feeling, which you feel for the people around you either family member, friends or lover. This article is quite a best resemble of love. Good read though!

Jan. 18, 2018, 1:03 p.m. 5.0

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