Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What is love?

So in my marriage and family relations class i had to answer the question what is love and then i had to interview someone of the opposite sex and ask him the same question. This is what i submitted:

I interviewed a friend of mine. He is 26 and going through a divorce right now. I thought it would be interesting to get his view of love. This is what he had to say:
“Love is an abstract concept that is difficult to describe. There are many types of love. A person can love their child, a spouse, or a friend. Each has its own value and expectations. I'm assuming spousal love is the main interest for this assignment. Love for a spouse is a sense of comfort. Knowing that you would do anything for that person and wouldn't bat an eye in doing so. Love is knowing their flaws and accepting them as "who they are." Also, love is wanting to correct your flaws to help your spouse. Love is the ability to find compromise and commitment toward a person. There is no encompassing answer for what love is. Each person will answer differently. However, I think the bottom line is a feeling of peace when you think about or spend time with that person. Spousal love is the most difficult of all love to find but can potentially be the most rewarding.”
I took the time to answer this question for myself before talking to him and this is what I came up with:
“I think love is giving your energy to someone else, to at times be willing to put your own needs aside knowing that when you are in love you will get that same thing in return. Love is attraction, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Love is not wanting to spend the rest of your life without that person.”
I was actually surprised at how similar our views on live were and are. I think it has something to do with us being the same age, both getting married so young and being hurt by the other person. I think that our view of love is a portrayal of what we are hoping for in our next relationship.

This assignment got me wondering what other people think about love... Let me know

1 comment:

Marisa Le'rin Salas said...

my answer is the same near yours .....yep...pretty much up the same alley