Love is a rather complicated thing that demands a lot of effort, time, and patience. It’s a light and sophisticated feeling that makes people do some incredible things, become gentle, and take care of another person.

However, it turned out, that it’s rather hard to recognize a true love and not to confuse it with something else. In this way your relationship won’t be happy and long-term. That’s why it is important to see this difference.

Today, we have decided to provide you with the following information. Here are eight main differences between loving someone and being in love. This way you’ll be able to recognize a true love and maintain happy and healthy relationship with your partner.

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#1 You choose to love someone, but when you are in love, it is not a choice

When you love someone, you both can walk away and start a new relationship, if something goes wrong. But if you are in love, you can go away, but you’ll still have the same feelings to this person.

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#2 Loving someone you want to give them the best, when you are in love, you put their needs before your own

Yes, when we love someone, we want this person to be happy, and we are ready to do everything to achieve it. However, when we are in love, this person comes first for us. We put their needs and desires are before our own. Their happiness and comfort are at the first place.

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#3 Love can end, being in love can’t

People who just love each other won’t stay together for a long time, this feeling can just end. However, if people are in love, they will do everything to stay together. They will work on their relationship and their marriage will definitely be happy.

#4 Loving someone is a great work

People who are in love make no efforts. They just enjoy each other until the feeling goes away. However, when they are in love, they see each other’s flaws and still are together. Yes, it’s a challenge, but these people work on their relationship in order to stay together.

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#5 Your emotions

When you just love someone, all these emotions can end. But when you are in love, your relationship is always full of emotions. They can be different, but all of them are bright and unforgettable.

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#6 Loving someone is being selfish

It means that when you love someone, you are thinking about your feelings and emotions firstly. However, when you are in love, your partner’s feelings come first for you. When you are in love, you are not selfish.

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#7 Loving someone means you always need them

It means that when you love someone, you need this person all the time. When you are in love, you and your partner can spend time apart and live your own lives. You have both freedom and love.

#8 Loving is ownership, being in love is partnership

When people love each other, they want to show the whole world that this person belongs to them. It’s ownership. However, when people are in love, they understand that a person is not a thing and can’t belong to anyone. They understand that they both have their own needs, plans, wishes, and so on. They also respect each other.

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We at BetterMe want everyone to know and experience true love. It is out there for everyone and until it knocks on your door we are here to remind you that you deserve the best love!

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