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Default What is love?

I know the intelectual side of this

in Greek thought: familial or affectionate love (storge);
friendship (philia);
romantic love (eros); and
spiritual love (agape)

But what is it exactly to be loved and to love another?
And how does one show love to another? Or receive it with grace and dignaty?

(Just so you know my temperament from a myers briggs point of view is:
intj I am having a loss of confidence at the moment on this,
yes INTJ do from time to time.)

All ideas are welcome & thank you!
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You are happy to be with each other, in good times and bad. You care for and protect each other. You can depend on each other, trust, have each other's backs. Their smile brightens your day.
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Love means different things to different people. I took some test a long time ago that showed you your love "profile". It was very interesting....my husband took it too and learned we had very different profiles.... the important things we agreed on. It helped us to learn eachothers profiles. Love is a feeling and you know it when you feel it....I've been in love a few times and love meant something unique each time.
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Love means different things to different people. I took some test a long time ago that showed you your love "profile". It was very interesting....my husband took it too and learned we had very different profiles.... the important things we agreed on. It helped us to learn eachothers profiles. Love is a feeling and you know it when you feel it....I've been in love a few times and love meant something unique each time.

Are you talking about love types? How you feel loved and express it?
I have only been in love once. That is my only reference.

I am trying to learn about this as it is likely at this point I have no idea
what I am doing.
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My friend sent me the website....it might have been love types...it told you how you express love and what made you feel loved.

Each person is unique and in different stages in life, and what they want is different, and what they want can and usually does change ever so slightly. For me love was when I found someone who I enjoyed going through that ride with. Someone I felt comfortable sitting with day in and day out. Love is about how he makes me feel....his ability to allow me to see myself through his eyes and value myself more because if someone as great as he is, thinks so highly of me, I must be special. It's so many little things....we can sit silently for hours together holding hands. Everyday is better because he is in it, every struggle is easier because he's by my side...every moment richer because I found someone to love who loves me back. But as I said, it's different to each person
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I find love to be sharing each other's lives, being there for each other, caring for each other--but also realizing that the other is a separate person and respecting that.
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Oh, how I want love.
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Oh, how I want love.
That kind of love I was not looking for at all. In fact a mocked the idea in the past. But something happened that altered the course of my life permanently.

But I am afraid because of how I am wired I find it very perplexing on many levels. Which I why I am asking here... Kind of looking for a concesus
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To me, love is when you would give your life up for theirs.
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To me, love is when you would give your life up for theirs.
I feel that for my kids.
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