Compare/Contrast

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It's helpful to know the difference between loving someone and "being in love," and it helps to do both in a relationship. People make a mistake in thinking of love as a steady, unchanging emotion. Being "in love" can transform into a deeper, constant desire to be together and share a life. But, as everyone knows, being "in love" doesn't always turn into a forever type of relationship. Passion over-rules compassion. The self is what matters the most. There are the things that tend to "take control of people". Whereas "loving someone" is a choice; it's something to make a commitment to. It's a two-way relationship where the other is the driving force. It's a very simple, amazing and complex distinction where it may turn from "the healthy" to the "unhealthy" (even "toxic"). I keep on fallin', In and out of love with you, I never loved someone, The way that I'm lovin' you, Oh, oh, I never felt this way, How do you give me so much pleasure and cause me so much pain? Just when I think I've taken more than would a fool, I start fallin' back in love with you. (Alicia Keys ...

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