Great Quote!

Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’
Erich Fromm

I love this quote. It is so true. How can you call it ‘love’ because you need someone. It cannot be healthy to ‘love’ someone only because you need them. I don’t even see how that can be remotely defined as love. It just seems backwards to me. I know the two parts sound very similar, but they are very different. The second part says that the need for the person is driven by the love, not the other way around. I don’t think I have ever loved someone because I needed them, but I have indeed needed someone because I loved them. When I love someone, I need them because the thought of not being with them hurts too much.

The more you love someone, the greater the need for them. The love fuels a deep hunger for the person, as the hunger grows, the need grows. The very thought of being seperated from them tears you apart inside. It is important to keep in mind that the relationship has to be healthy otherwise you risk problems. 

There have been people, that every moment that passed I have loved more and more. Being apart from them for even a heartbeat felt lik forever. I would carry them with me everyday in my heart. Every free moment that I had, my thoughts would go to them and bring a smile to my face and make my heart skip a beat. When I was down or hurting, the very thought of them brought me comfort. These are the people I will carry with me in my heart for the rest of my ife.  People that I would give my life for without a thought. Obviously this is not somethng that happens very often lol.  With people like that my heart feels like it will burst through my chest because of the intensity of my love at times.

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