Friday, 25 September 2015

What True Love Means To Me - Blogger's Edition 1

What True Love Means To Me - Blogger's Edition 1
Yesterday, I told you all what true love meant to me, which you can read here.

At the beginning of the month, I posed the question to my readers, "What does true love mean to you", and asked anyone who wanted to take part to write a paragraph or two on the subject.

Thank you to everyone who responded. The answers I received were brilliant, they all had different angles and perspectives and I discovered aspects of love I had never even considered. I love hearing what others think of topics that I write about.

Here are the first of your answers :)

@poothead from Poot's Notes
I used to not believe that true love existed, and that there was only lust. I have changed my idea as I have gotten older. I think that the love for your husband/wife can be true. It feels like the world would end without them, and that they would do anything for you no matter what it is. Someone that can sweep you off your feet, someone that you can tell anything to, and be yourself with. If you can find someone to accept you and all your issues, then they are a keeper. :) Now true love with your children is another issue entirely. It is a different type of love, one that never ends, one where you would do anything for your kids no matter what, a love that is so sweet and serious but loving and fun all at the same time. The love where you cry if they are hurt and are mad if someone tries to hurt them. A love where you would take their pain for them, or die for them. I think you can love your siblings and parents like that too, one where the love will never end no matter what and you would do anything for them. And your pets too. We love them just like we do our family because they are family too. :)
@adropofindigo from A Drop of Indigo

I think true love is mostly about being yourself, about feeling like you belong but feeling free at the same time. It's someone that makes you laugh every day and that gets your silly jokes. Someone that shares your lowest times, but also inspires you to be better than you could have imagined. You chocolate...but a person :)

@hardluckhero from David Lucio
Real love should shake you to your core, both when you find it and when you lose it. It shouldn't ever be replaceable. Instead, that love will stay with you for all time... even if the person doesn't.
Real love should hurt as much as it heals, because it's a double-edged sword. And you shouldn't be able to just choose who you love and who you don't; real love isn't a choice.
This is an extract from this post, check it out!

@PoopRainbowMama from My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
To me love is when someone can put up with you indefinitely, faults and all. Someone who still wants to spend time with you after they've heard all your stories and jokes. Someone you can't wait to tell when something good, bad or funny happens to you. Someone you can't picture living without. Someone worth fighting through the hard times for.
@RockinRandomMom from Rockin' Random Mom
True love is the love I have for my children. My definition of true love is that undefinable and overwhelming love that I feel for my children and I know it will never go away. When it comes to romantic love, I'm a bit jaded and don't really put a lot of stock in it so the term True love doesn't sit right with me. But if I was to believe in romantic love being true, I prefer real love, or genuine love. It doesn't sound as catchy as true love but it sounds more real, at least to me, and real love is accepting the other person completely, and they accept you, flaws and all. Being with a person who brings out the very best in you and you bring out the best in that person, is something that happens naturally. That person becomes your best friend, your biggest fan, and your equal. You "get" each other. That's what I'll be looking for when I am ready to put myself back out there anyway.
@honestmummy from Honest Mum
True love is unconditional, it's a love that grows freely and daily-and overcomes adversity/ obstacles, I feel that with my husband, Peter (he is the ying to my yang) and of course kids- true love shouldn't be restricted to sexual love only, it can apply to your family.
@WhatKatySaidUK from What Katy Said
True love for me that feeling that you cannot bear to be apart from that person. That you are a part of them and they are a part of you. I feel that love for my children, I felt it from the moment they were born. I feel it for my husband too, I think I am lucky that I married my best friend, my one true soul mate and so he is a part of me too. Whether it is my husband or my children there is no pretence, they know me and I know them. Love can be blind but true love is seeing someone with your eyes wide open.
@Jenoir_84 from Jenny on a Plate
For me, true love is being accepted for who you truly are, and being able to do the same for the person - or people - in your life that you truly love. This applies not only to your partner but your family and friends. True love is seeing who one another really is, behind all of the facades that we all inevitably put up, and accepting and forgiving the mistakes that that person makes.
Thank you again to everyone who took part. Check back in again tomorrow for part 2!
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  1. A great post Debbie. i\m glad I finally found real love after a few fake relationships. It's great to read others views as well. Angela x

    1. Thank you :) It's been really interesting seeing what everyone else had to say on the topic! Just so you know I haven't missed you out, you're in part 2, due up tomorrow! x

  2. very interesting to see all the different perspectives. This was a great idea

    1. I've loved reading everyone's thoughts on this :) Thank you!

  3. This is such a heart warming post; it's also lovely to see other peoples perspectives on true love :-)

    1. Thank you, I really enjoyed reading everyone's thoughts on this :)

  4. Lovely answers, was wonderful to read all of them. You had a great idea, I love it.

    1. Thank you, I really enjoyed reading them too :)

  5. As a man in true love this was a nice read. Thank you for sharing it on #bigfatlinky