How long do you think love lasts?

@mokkka (883)
Bulgaria
May 23, 2010 2:26pm CST
Do you think that the real love is one and only in one's life and that it may last forever or whatever the the love is it disappears with the time.I have read articles which say that love lasts 3 year or 7 years due to different myths but I am interested how do you feel it personally?Do you think you are able to spend your whole life with one person and is it going to be because of love or just an attachment and habbit.
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
24 May 10
....Hi mokkka, There is the "being in love" as they say and the love we have for those we care for. My thought is that the being "in love" is less permanent in my mind. Relationships, especially between a man and a woman who love each other has to be cultivated like a plant. If you want the relationship to grow and stay in tact you must pay attention to it and to the person you love and give your best, on both sides to making sure that it is sustained. Care, concern, respect, tenderness, affection, attentivness and all other things that are important to a healthy loving partnership must be adhered to. Above all the desire to be with the person must be a part of all of it. So keeping love alive depends on the two individuals, what they are willing to do to enjoy the healthy benefits of a loving relationship is the key in my estimation. It has to be constanly renewed to last. Take good care.
@artistry (4154)
• United States
26 May 10
...Hi mokkka, Thank you so much for your consideration. I appreciate it very much, take care.
@thomad13 (212)
• United States
24 May 10
I believe love can last a lifetime, if its with the right person. That person that takes your heart and respects you and helps you to grow as person and reach your highest potential in life is the one you can love forever. Everything in life takes work and dedication in order to recieve what you want out of it. Relationships are the same. I have known my husband since I was twelve, I am 23 now and still have that same fire for him and our love, even more because of the obstacles we've been through in our life together. And I still am excited about wahts to come in our future. I see a lifetime loving him and wanting him and not just because of a routine or because I'm use to having him around. Its love. At times in relationships that become difficult, people have to step back and think about what brought them to be together. Some are able to find that love again and some let it go. Love is that can last forever if you want it.
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@mokkka (883)
• Bulgaria
25 May 10
Sometimes obstacles which try to make you let your love go in fact make it that way that you start feeling it even more.When your love is a bit forgiven or something it is always more interesting and wanted.I don't know what is your case but I am glad to see there are people who feel the flame after so many years.
@Jaluke (677)
• United States
23 May 10
I don't believe that there is any set length that love lasts. I do think though that a lot of people confused infatuation with love and they go into these deep commitments merely being infatuated with their significant other. Which is a good reason as to why a lot of things fail. Now am I saying that all marriages that fail were based on infatuation? No. I'm just saying that is one reason to account for what people think is love not lasting forever.
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@mokkka (883)
• Bulgaria
23 May 10
And how do you recognize if it is just an infatuation and not a real love as they both make you feel too excited at the beginning?
@mensab (4206)
• Philippines
23 May 10
i believe in true love. yes, love can last a lifetime if one decides and commits herself/himself to the decision to have one partner in life. i do not believe in the length of love. it has no length or something like an expiration date. it is an every day decision that one has to uphold and keep. i am not yet married but i believe that my future partner will be my love for life.
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@mokkka (883)
• Bulgaria
23 May 10
Isn't love the feeling that makes you thrill when you meet the one you love?I am sure that this feeling cannot be kept forever or you will sooner or later get a heart attack.
@sheen13 (567)
• India
24 May 10
I personally think that love can last really long. I am saying this not because of my personal experience or something but I am saying this as one of my friend has experienced true love for long 8 years. And for me, this is unbelievable. But the problem is that they can't get married becaus eof some personal problems but still they are in touch with each other. They talk sometimes very rarely. And my friend everytime says me that that was their first love and they can't forget it. So, even if a person is not getting married to their first love, they won't forget their love at any cost.
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@qamarep (4448)
• Pakistan
24 May 10
love can last for the whole life if you dont meet any one from the victorias secrets
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• China
24 May 10
When I was in my teenages, I belived that love can last forever. Once I loved, he will be the one and the only in my life. But as time goes by, I found that it was just a beautiful dream. Life-long love need mutual understanding, patience, trust......It's so difficult.
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@elvieb02 (696)
• Philippines
24 May 10
i think love last for several years, then after than it's friendship and acceptance, and care that last.
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@ronz30 (276)
• Philippines
24 May 10
I think if you really love someone then it should last forever but if your just flirting then it's only a Love for fun :)))
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• India
24 May 10
yeah its good to say love happens only once... but practically that can't be applied in life..love happens at different stages of live. but the thing is which love lasts forever...spending the whole life with only one person is possible but loving them until the last is real love..
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@hanna811 (132)
• China
24 May 10
First ,I believe there is true love in this world and it can last forever but very few.One of my friends told me a story ago.One day he walked in a squre and saw an old couple ,the old woman was sitting in a wheel and after several minutes ,the old man help the woman stand on his feet and they danced together . When I heard this ,I was moved .What is true love ?I think this is true love .To help each other when both are in humble circumstances,maybe that is what is true love .Never give up each other no matter how hard the life is and then the love can last forever and ever .
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@med889 (5958)
24 May 10
Love lasts as far as there is understanding, maturity, a will power to go further in the air. I have been with my boyfriend for more than four years now and this year we are going to get engaged so I think we should be doing official steps with time to still maintain this relationship. I am willing to spent my life with him because by now I know him well but still got time to know him more.
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• Philippines
24 May 10
This is a hard question. I think it depends upon the couple. If they really love each other, i think it will last for a lifetime. I think i won't last a relationship if no love exist in it. I won't be able to stand it and look for something new.
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
23 May 10
I believe that real love will last forever. Love that disappears too quickly probably wasn't love in the first place. Sometimes infatuations and crushes are misinterpreted as love. Your heart will not let you down. You will know when love comes your way. It will last as long as you nurture the feeling.
• India
23 May 10
love lives forever ever and ever but only if its love not lust or infaltuation.
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