Love Sets One Free?

@ashjoe76 (1434)
India
January 25, 2007 4:22pm CST
Does love set us free? Or is it just a deceptive concept? Are we more constrained as we get involved with others? Please do share your views.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
26 Jan 07
Oh - interesting question. Certainly I think love does put more constraints upon us than the other way around. When you are on your own, you only have to have yourself to think about - when you are in love you have to compromise, to worry about the other person and their feelings, and to sometimes give up things you want to do for their sake. So - I think love is wonderful - but it doesn't necessarily set us free.
@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
11 Feb 07
That's very true, dear friend. Love causes hurt too, but people say that there is something sweet about that hurt.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
11 Feb 07
Well, I am not sure that any hurt is really sweet!!
• United States
11 Feb 07
This can have many meanings depending on the people involved and the situation. When you are with the person you love, you tend to feel you can do just about anything right? Which is good because that's inspiration. My love for someone has set them free. I let him go because he is happier not living with me. I don't think it's positive to think that when you're in love, you're tied up.
@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
11 Feb 07
That's for sure a great attitude to lead your life peacefully, successfully and at the same time, 'love-filled'.
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
i think that love is not the matter of being free.. it isn't a feeling, it's a commitment.. when we love, we submit ourselves to the one we love and we learn discipline ourselves..
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@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
11 Feb 07
Great response!
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
11 Feb 07
i think when we are in love we trade freedom for the security that love brings. We gain freedom from lonliness and from all the other negatives that come with a single life. On ballence I think we gain rather than lose from being in love. If we are constrained it is because we choose to be for the greater good of the relationship. Blessed be
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@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
11 Feb 07
That's just a great thought.
@123bart (303)
11 Feb 07
I think it is the other way round actually. When in a relationship we are one half of something and it can become very frustrating sometimes. I have never been single for long in my whole life, this is the first time (at 45) that i have been single for more than a year and I am doing my best to stay single. Sounds strange but I love it, it can be lonely sometimes but you can't have it all and i do love to be able to do what I want when I want. The stability is a massive bonus, my live is rock solid now as half of it doesn't depend on a woman any more.
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@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
11 Feb 07
yes friend, that's what I meant, but we think in accordance with our experiences I guess.