Big emotions and moving gestures don’t always last. For some people they disappear almost as soon as the marriage vows and the honeymoon are over. It doesn’t take love to produce all those wonderful feelings and emotional highs that are often mistaken for love. They are more often motivated by lust. The person who genuinely loves is patient, kind, unselfish, and willing to do what’s right for the other person even if it conflicts with what he himself wants to do. Not all the time of course. Nobody is at his best all the time. True love forgives offenses and doesn’t hold a grudge.

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Christian, bereaved adoptive mom, blogger, amateur nature photographer, voracious reader. Married 54 years. Central Coast of California.

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