The first duty of love is to listen.

@a1legend (216)
India
September 14, 2006 4:46am CST
I think the first duty of love is to listen. what your openion
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@mjtenorio (237)
• United States
30 Sep 06
Listening is a big part of love or a relationship. If you can't listen, then you can't communicate.
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@ssh123 (31096)
• India
30 Sep 06
If you just listen and do not act, then you will have nothing to listen except the chirping of birds, the sound of wind, the flow of water.
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@DRoddy77 (1776)
• United States
30 Sep 06
I dont know if it's the first duty but I do think it is very important to a relationship to listen. Even if you dont agree with what the other person is saying, atleast try to listen to their side!
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@BLesseDmiN (1072)
• Singapore
24 Sep 06
The first duty of love is to know what love language your partner speaks.. not everyone needs a listening ear.. some people wants to be touched, others would like to have acts of kindness, some would like to spend quality time together and others likes gifts =)
@i_create (269)
• India
25 Oct 06
Duty of love ain't juz listen.. its SHARE.. listenin comes along
@a1legend (216)
• India
30 Oct 06
good
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
4 Oct 06
Forgiveness and choosing to love anyway is a big one in marriage over listening. You can listen all you want, but if you ignore or don't respond to the person you're listening to, that can be a very harmful thing to a marriage.
• India
5 Oct 06
well said!Life in true perspective u said it.
@7wonder (28)
• India
15 Sep 06
i think so but not 100% true
• India
4 Oct 06
u think so but not 100% true what makes u think so much? Isnt mutual understanding,trust confidence not required? true it helps to be a good listener.
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@noorasie (686)
• Pakistan
14 Sep 06
if the first duty of love is to listen then what is the 2nd and 3rd duty.....
• India
4 Oct 06
ya thatz rite ! ...only if both of them listen 2 each other and respond 2 each other...then only luv can happen ! ..otherwise it'll b only one sided luv !
• India
26 Oct 06
Definitely! Listen not only with ears, but with very heart, mind or soul. Without listening you can not acknowledge or at least give. Giving, sharing, trusting, touching or whatever be the acts bodily or mentally, listening has to come first. To listen means to understand. Without understanding how can there be LOVE?
@bfa731 (409)
• United States
25 Oct 06
I think to be able to listen to each other you need to be able to trust each other. So in my opinion trust is the first duty of love which then is a foundation for other duties.
• India
12 Oct 06
i agree. we can't be in love and agree only to dictating. we must give our better halves space and consider them as our equals. and when this happen we will obviously be able to listen without fuss. no partner should dominate in love.
@MySpot (2602)
• United States
4 Oct 06
BlesseDMiN and a1legend, you are both so right. Love is listening to one's heart, mind, and soul. There are many ways to listen besides hearing!
@maevic (821)
• Bahrain
2 Oct 06
I think it should be respect first though I was thinking it comes naturally and not a duty.
• India
2 Oct 06
transperancy, communication, honesty, understanding...
• India
2 Oct 06
i think love is not bound to dutys.... love is an effection...u need to share everythings not command each other..talk,listen,share views, common decision would be a better option...
@marsha001 (675)
• India
30 Sep 06
Yes.That is absolutely right.
@yugandhar (105)
• India
15 Sep 06
good listener is a good lover
@asa010 (1129)
• India
15 Sep 06
1st duty of love is to trust
@bapi_da (761)
• India
15 Sep 06
I think the first duty of love is believe.
• United States
15 Sep 06
I agree. There are times when I think my wife would just like me to listen and not necessarily fix the problem.