| | Whats the difference in loving someone and actually being in love?
Hey, im 18. I use to be with this boyfriend and we were together for almost two years. Even though im young, we had a kid together. I really did love him, but not anymore. He ended up leaving us and I ended up getting together with my best friend that ive known my whole life. Though he is quite older than me, at 24, we still have about the same maturity level. Since I was a little girl, and throughout my life, Ive wanted to be with this person. But when I was younger, I knew there was no chance. I came to find out, later, that he liked me too. Now about 18 years later (ive known him my whole life) we are together. I have always wanted to be with him and now i finallly am. Its like a dream come true. But, the problem is, I dont know what to think. About love that is. Whats really the difference between LOVING a partner and being IN LOVE with a partner? Im confuzed, because I dont know if this is real love, or if its just that i was use to loving my ex-partner for so long that its easy to love THIS man. I dont know if im just crazy about the guy or actually in love. We are engagged, with no planned date, but I need to figure this out before time. Please, can anyone help me?