People always misunderstand in between Love a person and Like a Person. That is what is happening with Homosexuals for being confused between Love and Like. What a Sad Case?
As it is written in Bible(1 Corinthians 13:4-7), Love is patient, Love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
So what about Like? Like is just a feel good feelings to another person with no communication problem while the friendship grow to be better and better. We may like a person, but that doesn't mean that we need to be with that particular person forever.
But when you Love a person, all that you will think about is Sacrificing your time and everything SMARTLY, but NOT BLINDLY for that person. Just like your Mum put in all her time in taking care of you because of Love.
i guess the best way to check whether are you in love with the person or not is ask yourself whether are you willing to spend your time and everything with her SMARTLY, but NOT BLINDLY or not.
A matured person will not do things according to EMOTION. Have you meet up before some people that always do things according to EMOTION? For example, when they feel good to study, then they will study. When they feel good to have dinner with family, then they will have dinner with family. A matured Person will do things because of Responsibility.
Feelings is important but Not everything. i do agree that in a relationship, feelings is important. But does that mean that when both have no more feelings, they need to break up? Feelings doesn't happen in a blink of an eye. It need works.
So a feelings is like a Fire on a Stove. There will be a time when the gas tank will run out of gas and can't produce anymore fire. So when the Gas is dying down soon, it is time to do something to replace the gas tank and so that the fire can continue to go on. So whenever a feelings seems like almost gone, please do something to spur up the relationship and fire up the relationship again.
A friend of mine send me an E-Mail before about some special Quotes. I like one of it. It stated that "Never Explain Yourself to Anyone. Because the one that likes you doesn't need it, and the person that hates you won't believe it". I feel that it is quite true. Sometimes explanation is pointless if the other party doesn't trust you. But nevertheless, we still need to make explanation sometimes to a certain group of people only.