Love is that wonderful feeling we have when we are with our beloved. It is not so much the love we feel for another person, but the love we feel for ourselves. In order to feel love for yourself, you must first love yourself. This can be easier said than done.
Love encompasses a wide range of positive and negative emotional and psychological states, from an intense personal passion or sexual attraction, the strongest interpersonal bond, to the easiest, simplest joy. In its widest sense, love is the form of emotional bonding we have for our self. In its narrower sense, love is that special form of affection we have for another person. In a nutshell, love is that intense emotional state we feel when we are involved with someone else, or when our own needs are being met.
Love has many positive emotions such as: joy, satisfaction, enthusiasm, vitality, hope, achievement, and happiness. Loving others also have these positive emotions and feelings. The most basic element in any loving relationship is that there must be harmony, balance, and safety in the relationships with those we love. This is the basis for building a healthy relationship.
Another basic ingredient in romantic love is intimacy. Intimacy is the intimate connection that two people develop with each other, through their bodies, minds, hearts, and souls. Intimacy often brings people together emotionally and causes them to feel comfortable enough to openly share their feelings. Sharing feelings is very powerful and important in any relationship, even romantic love relationships.
Some couples choose to focus their romantic relationship on the physical aspects of a relationship. While it is very possible to enjoy being with another person romantically, one must remember that the feelings you experience are more important than the physical act. Physical intimacy may feel good at first but it can create a lot of pain down the road. When you start to share your feelings romantically, you will see that other’s feelings are just as important. You will be able to see how they feel and this will eliminate hurt feelings when you do decide to end a relationship or marriage. Once you become comfortable enough with your partner to share your feelings, you will find that your partner will treat you with kindness, respect, and gentleness.
In order to create an intimate relationship you must know the five love languages. You may feel like you don’t really understand these yet, but as you practice and use them you will find that they are very useful and effective tools in the communication process between you and your partner. When you are able to speak the language of love, you will be able to express yourself and your needs to your partner in an easy to understand manner. This will make the relationship between you and your partner much stronger and happier. You and your partner will both feel more fulfilled and this may make your life easier and happier.