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What is the Difference Between a Love or Lust Relationship?

Merriam-Websterís dictionary makes a distinction between a love or lust relationships. It defines love as, "strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties," and defines lust as, ďan intense longingĒ.

These two conflicting definitions help to separate love from lust.

By definition alone the two differ in that love is based on an affinity while lust is based solely on desire. The two also differ in how they affect a relationship but sometimes it becomes difficult to separate the two because lust can exist in the presence of love.

Analyzing a loving relationship and a lustful relationship separately will help us to learn to distinguish love from lost.

Just Relationship Advice carefully examined the difference between love and lust and here is what they found....

Love has a positive affect on a relationship because when love exists both partners taken into consideration what is important to the other.

Love affects relationships in a myriad of ways including how the couple interacts, the leisure activities they participate in and the longevity of the relationship.

 

  • In a loving relationship the couple behaves thoughtfully towards each other and is mindful of their partnerís feelings. In this type of relationship, each partner strives to treat each other lovingly and with respect.
     

  • Also, in a loving relationship the leisure activities that the couple participates in are based on a mutual love and interest. Activities are chosen with careful consideration to the partnerís feelings.
     

  • In a loving relationship the partners typically engage in activities that they either strongly agree on or those that are a compromise. While a couple in a loving relationship may not always be in complete agreement regarding leisure activities, they strive to compromise to ensure that both partners have the opportunity to engage in their preferred activities.
     

  • Finally a relationship that is based on love is usually long lasting. The presence of love in the relationship enables a couple to work through any problems or difficulties that arise in the relationship and helps the relationship to endure. The thoughtfulness and caring that exists in a loving relationship helps the relationship to grown and endure.

Conversely a lustful relationship may not necessary have a negative affect on a relationship but it also may not be as positive as a loving relationship. Similarly to love, lust also affects a relationship in regard to how the couple interacts, the activities the couple participate in and the durability of the relationship.

The primary difference between a lustful and a loving relationship is that while in a loving relationship the partners place a high value on the happiness of their partner, a lustful relationship is one in which the partners are consumed by their own desires.

The partners in a lustful relationship place their needs and wants ahead of their partnerís desires. This alone is enough to make their partner feel disrespected and to not place a high value on the relationship. (Sound like this is the place to have a sit-down teen dating advice session with your child!)

The fundamental selfishness that exists in a lustful relationship trickles down and affects the activities in which the couple participates.

While those in a loving relationship strive to compromise and find activities that they both enjoy, those in a lustful relationship are more prone to insist on participating in activities that they enjoy regardless of whether or not their partner will also enjoy this activity.

Our break-up advice is to keep in mind that a characteristic of a lustful relationship is that it is typically short lived. A lustful relationship is driven by passion and desire and once a goal is reached the partner becomes no longer desirable.

With nothing else to drive the relationship it soon begins to wane and the couple often separates. Lustful relationships are characterized by a selfishness and lack of respect that typically results in a short and tumultuous relationship.

So the BIG dating relationship advice question that we pose to you is what kind of relationship interests you - love or lust? And after reading this, what kind of advice for marriage would you give yourself?

 


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