Everyone interprets love differently for many reasons. Love within your family is different than love with your friends or your spouse or even your career but how do you know when it is real? I think it is easy to confuse love and lust, especially within this generation. I used to think I was in love, now the older I get I realize that it was just lust.
I fell in love with who I thought was my best friend at the age of 22, was married and had my daughter on the way and I knew everyone prior to that relationship was not real love.. this love was different, this love made me happier than I had ever been and I knew that this was "real love."
A year later, I was in my new home with my husband, my new baby, and my new business. I was scared of all the new changes, but I was in love. About a year later, my husband told me on our 2 year wedding anniversary a few words that I will never forget. He said, "I don't feel the same way about you anymore, I have love for you, but I don't love you." Those words still haunt me to this day, but I am forever grateful for being married. It was an experience I can't explain and that marriage brought me my daughter and pushed me to start this business that I love and it brought me so much insight to love, & relationships, that I am forever grateful for but to this day I still wonder.. what is real love?