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How do you know when you're in love?

I feel like I've been there so many times; yet it isn't enough to hold fast to the person I believe I am in love with. How do you know the first time you tell someone you love them that you are being honest and it's not just the good new feeling of a fresh relationship?

Everyone I've told I loved, I still believe I love. As cliche as it sounds, there is love and there is being in love. I love people easily. I fall for people, whether as a friend or romantic interest and I will do anything for these people. I adore them, yes; I love them. Am I in love with them? More than often not.

The question is where is the line? There is no clear-cut tape-on-the-floor show of where one goes from loving to being in love. Is there a definitive moment where one would tell? How can you even ever be sure? So many things in life are fragile- love, I believe is one of those things.

If you're unsure, does it mean that it makes the times you say it insincere? If you don't say it, are you unfeeling? What do you say when someone tells you that they love you and even though you don't want to, you doubt it? Is it wrong to doubt it if you're unsure what love really is? If you think that maybe they're more in love with the idea of who you are and what you represent instead of you yourself?

Love is such a confusing emotion. It can't accurately be described because it's different for everyone. How, then, do we know when it's real? Is the answer just not to question, to feel? I think that may be it.

It's so intangible, how can you know for sure?


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