Love is never loving unless it can be considered to be true. Unfortunately, there are just so many people out there who would be masquerading their selfish intentions as love and passion. Sometimes, you might even find yourself feeling confused about whether you love another person or not. You know that you have a genuine interest in them but you’re not entirely sure if that’s enough to warrant love.
How can you tell? What’s the difference?
It’s so easy to get confused whenever you let your infatuation run wild. Sometimes, when you pair infatuation and desperation, it can make for a very volatile and dangerous situation. You would end up liking someone so much that your desperation actually leads you to believe that you’re already in love with them even when you really aren’t.
That’s why you really need to know if your relationship is one that is built on true love or not. And here are a few differences that you might want to take note of to help you gain clarity regarding your relationship situation:
1. True love makes compromises; fake love is selfish.
True love always shows a willingness to make compromises. It’s about two people who understand that the needs of the relationship are always going to supersede the needs of the individual.
2. True love stays honest; fake love relishes in lies.
True love is always going, to be honest. There is going to be no semblance of deceit or deception when it comes to true love. There is only openness, transparency, honesty, and trust. There can never be true love when there are a lot of lies and deceits involved.
3. True love is humble; fake love is egotistical and narcissistic.
True love is always going to espouse a sense of humility. It always knows that it isn’t perfect and that it has many flaws that need to be worked on. But it always works tirelessly to learn from mistakes and to grow from weaknesses.