LOVE AND SEXUAL ATTRACTION – HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?
You can feel both love and sexual attraction for your partner. When you love your partner, you are usually sexually attracted to your partner. However, love and sexual attraction are very different things. So what’s the difference between love and sexual attraction?
SEXUAL ATTRACTION IS BASED ON PHYSICAL ATTRACTION
You might like how your partner looks on the outside. However, sexual attraction alone will not make you treat your partner properly.
LOVE IS BASED ON DEEPER EMOTIONS
You love your partner when your partner makes you feel happy. You love your partner when you want to make your partner happy. You love your partner when you want to share your thoughts and feelings with your partner. You love your partner when you want to know your partner’s thoughts and feelings. You love your partner when you respect your partner’s wishes. You love your partner when you are proud of your partner’s achievements. You love your partner when you think about what is good for your partner, and not just for yourself. Love is beautiful. When you and your partner love each other, you share a very special bond. Love feels amazing.
LOVE IS IMPORTANT IN A MARRIAGE
A marriage cannot be based on sexual attraction alone. It is very important to love your wife or husband. Love makes your life a lot happier. Love makes you happy because love is based on partners respecting each other. Being respected is a great feeling. If you want your partner to respect you, you must respect your partner too. Usually, sexual attraction cannot make you happy for a long time. But love and respect can make you happy for a very long time. Love can make a happy marriage.
LOVE MEANS HAVING SOMEONE TO SHARE YOUR LIFE WITH
Imagine if you won a game of football. Think about how great it would feel to have a partner to celebrate your victory with. Think about how wonderful it would feel to have someone who is proud of you. That is love. Imagine if your friend died. Think about how comforting it would be to a partner who would hold your hand as you cried. That is love. Imagine hearing a funny story. Think about how fun it would be to have a partner who would laugh with you. That is love. Love can make your life better. Doesn’t love sound great?
SEXUAL ATTRACTION ITSELF IS NOT A BAD THING
Sexual attraction is an important part of human nature. You can love your partner and be sexually attracted to your partner as well. However, it is very dangerous to let sexual attraction alone control how you treat your partner. Women are often a victim of this. If you want to have sex with your partner but your partner does not want to, it is very important to respect what your partner wants. That is what love involves. When you love your partner, you respect your partner’s wishes. Sometimes you may have to ignore what you want but you will feel great afterwards because you will love each other even more.
Love is what will help you and your partner have a happy relationship.