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When we think of love — true love, romantic love, passionate love — we tend to think of two people who mean everything to each other, ultimately blocking out the possibility of anyone else entering into the picture. For many people, the notion of being in love precludes it being applied to two people at once — to them, love is necessarily a feeling you can only feel for one person at any given time. But is that accurate?
Is it possible to be in love with two people at once, to feel intensely, madly, passionately about more than one person? To help get to the bottom of it all, we spoke with a handful of dating and relationship experts to see what they have to say about the possibility of loving two people at the same time. Tessina, Ph. Romance's Guide to Finding Love Today. Being in love with someone implies not just a deep appreciation or a passing excitement for them, but a lasting, all-consuming passion.
It requires a depth of feeling and investment in romantic relationships that can be difficult for most people to maintain for more than one person at a time. Suddenly, your brain is cranking out dopamine for both of them because they make you feel special and loved in different ways. Instead, you choose to open your heart and see the beauty, feel the vulnerability, allow your guard to drop and your heart to open, and give yourself permission to feel and be in a state of love.
Therefore, if you are in love with one person, it is up to you to choose to turn your red light on and turn yourself off to the possibility of being open to letting someone else in. Falling in love is involuntary. This often happens when your relationship has become more of a friendship, so you fall in love with someone who re-ignites the dormant passion within you.
For some people, seeking out a sexual outlet is where the cheating begins and ends.
For others, it le to developing real feelings for another, whether or not the affair is physically consummated. Then, you can interrogate the relationship on that basis, rather than making it about the other person specifically. You might feel love for your original partner and you might be in lust with the new person, but neither of those meets the criteria for being in love. You might feel compelled to tell both people about your feelings, to break up with your current partner or to begin an affair with the newer one, all of which are likely to have unpleasant consequences for you and the other two people.
Of course, given the way monogamy is increasingly giving way to more flexible alternatives, it can be tempting to imagine that you could work out an arrangement where you can be in a relationship with both people without it being cheating.
This le to stress, heartbreak and anger. Love is a powerful feeling, and most people understand that enough to use it to describe situations where they genuinely do feel powerful emotions. Search AskMen Search. Messages You have no messages.
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Can You Be in Love With Two People at the Same Time?