Other Forms of Love

So today, I’m going to quickly breakdown the types of love that are out there.

Self-love, romantic, friendship, parent-child, and much more.

Sometimes, we might confuse love with some other emotion. When it comes down to it, we know deep down what’s love and what it isn’t. It’s some kind of human instinct that people have. Basically, we all know what this is so you don’t need me to tell you.

Self-love is the one that I talked about just the other day. It’s an important thing but also a rare thing. We don’t love ourselves as much as we should. I’m not going to get into the whole thing because it’ll start to just sound straight up preachy. So I’m just going to say that this is something we need and hopefully continue to get better about as we go through life.

Friendship is a really strong form of love. It’s something that you count on. We always love and depend upon our friends whenever we need them the most. It’s just nice to know that someone has our backs and that’s why friendship is so incredible.

The parent-child love is another form of love that is a bond that isn’t easily broken. I know that there are exceptions that I don’t want to get into, but I’ve always heard that there’s just something about having your own child. You become so attached to the little baby that you helped make. And most people have that natural instinct to protect them, love, and care for them. I’m thankful to have those kind of parents that provide unconditional love and support for me.

There’s other type of loves: the romantic one is really obvious. It’s the one that’s probably subject to change the most. Obviously, that differs from person to person but that’s what I’ve found from personal experience. Romantic love is a whirlwind and it can be nice to feel wanted by that person for however long it happens to last.

Whatever love it just so happens to be, my advice is to just hang on to it and be grateful for it. Don’t take any second for granted.

Unconditional Love

Unconditional love can be a tricky thing. The biggest reason this is such a problem is because love in general can be hard to define. When do you know whether or not love is bound to last? Sometimes love changes for reasons we don’t quite understand. That’s part of life, but there is such a thing as unconditional love. No matter what you say or do, these select people are going to love and support you no matter what.

The best example I can think of is the love a parent has for their children. I know for me, no matter what anyone tells my parents about whatever awful things I’ve said or done, my parents would still love me the same. This is what unconditional love is, it’s everlasting and yes, that’s an exceedingly rare type of love but it still exists. I consider myself lucky to have this type of love in my life. What I’ve experienced firsthand based on my own parents is that the love a parent has for their child is unexplainable. They created you, brought you into this world, and so they think very highly of you. But above all, they just want the best for you. I know that not everyone is as lucky as I am and that saddens me. I think everyone should experience this type of love.

Another way to experience is with your partner. I know a lot of relationships that you feel may be lasting just turn out to be temporary. However, I still personally believe that unconditional love can last between our partners. Maybe it can even last in what we feel for our siblings or simply our closest friends. Loving someone forever no matter what happens between you seems impossible at times. But I don’t believe that it is impossible, I think we can all feel that way if we let ourselves.