If you’re the type of person who scours the internet for articles like this, it’s probably safe to assume that you’ve got love and not lust on your mind. You always want love for yourself and those who are closest to you. Of course, not everyone is going to prioritize love; not all people are going to place love so high up on their list of priorities. Not all people are going to consider love as an integral aspect of finding happiness and a sense of self-fulfillment.
But it would probably be safe to assume that no one would ever turn down the idea of getting a happy-ever-after kind of fairytale ending for themselves. Whenever presented with the opportunity, most people are always going to want to pursue a happy ending. Now it begs to ask the question: when can we be really sure when the opportunity to pursue love in our lives is a real one? How do we know that we’re not just falling into a trap that is eventually going to destroy us on an emotional level?
You might not want to hear the truth, but a lot of times, we have a tendency to blind ourselves to the many red flags that are present in early relationships. You might be so in love with your partner and you become so desperate for that love to work that you end up not seeing the fact that you’re in a relationship built on lust, not love. And it can be very easy to confuse the two because, at face value, they can often look and feel the same.
Both emotions can be very intense, passionate, and comforting at the same time. You might think that you’re getting really deep even though you aren’t even really scratching the surface just yet. And despite all these similarities, there are some very prominent distinctions between the two that you have to be aware of.
According to leading experts in the field of love and relationships, love isn’t necessarily something that you can manifest out of nothing. It’s something that requires a lot of real effort and conscious thought. Lust is more uncontrollable. It’s something that can either be there or not. And here’s where the big difference lies: love has many depths and layers to it while lust doesn’t. But how does that help you in determining whether your relationship is built on love or lust? Here are a few signs you can be on the lookout for: