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Difference Between Love and Passion

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Many young people today, and older people as well, have a hard time understanding the difference between love and passion. They are both extremely strong feelings, and some people often get confused.

Passion is a state of being. It is a temporary phase of complete ecstasy and euphoria. Of course, we all wish it would last forever, but the fact is that it doesn’t. If this did last forever, we would not be able to accomplish anything, or get anything done. We would all be too distracted, and caught up in the other person, and while it does feel good, it’s not always a good thing.

On the other hand, love is more a state of living, because although those passionate weekends and rendezvous can seem like love, true love lasts forever. No matter how much you argue and yell at each other, deep down you know that you truly love that person, and they love you. You know that you and your partner can make it, and you will work it out.

The new phase for couples is passion, and it tends to last a few days to a few weeks, and sometimes even months. In this phase, nothing else seems to matter, and everything about that one person is just perfect in your eyes. You don’t care if they are not really perfect either. You will give your all to them, spend every minute of every day with them, as well as spend as much money, time and effort necessary to make them happy. This happens because of a change in the chemicals to your brain. Feel good endorphins are released, and you feel as if your mind is on drugs.

However, true love is so much more than romance and passion. It is classified by shared principles and values, respect, honesty, kindness, support, problem solving skills and communication. All of these factors aren’t a necessity for romance and passion, but for true love, they all play a big role.

The real problem lies when the passion starts to fade away. This is why it is said that passion is a state of being. Good news is that it doesn’t last forever, but the bad news is that it only comes back for short periods of time.

True love also requires a deep understanding of your partner’s needs and wants in order for them to be pleased. It’s important to learn the desires of each other, the ability to help one another achieve their goals, and to have the willingness to love each other and keep the love going.

Passion will certainly bring spice to a relationship, but the things that passion lacks is the key factors to make it last, and these factors can only be found in true love.

It feels good to be in love, and although they both feel good, again it must be mentioned that passion does not last forever. The difference between love and passion is that passion is short lived and true love is long lived. True love becomes a loving relationship that is sure to pass the test of time, and is a great long term commitment for both of the people involved.


1. Love is a state of living, while passion is a state of being.

2. Passion lasts for a short while, but love lasts for a long time.

3. In love, deeper understanding is the essence, while passion doesn’t require it.

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  1. Most love relationships are bonded around our personal experiences of emotional hurt. Unfortunately, many love relationships are established on the foundations of outdated ingrained patterns from our childhood conditioning, our personal experiences of how we think, feel and model what we believe ‘love’ should be. By healing the emotional hurts from the past and stepping into your own power you can start to create the loving lasting relationship you really desire.

  2. Hey 🙂
    How are you doing ?
    I’ve been in a relationship for 6 months now and those have been the best months of my life . 3 (the last day I was with her (I was with her for a week before this happened and it was amazing) days ago I started thinking that maybe I didn’t love her anymore or not as much as I used to. It has been killing me inside because I think that deep down I do love her but my mind is telling me otherwise. I’ve spoken to a friend who says that maybe what’s going on is that the passion is over and now it’s time for love to come in but before that I have to experience this confusion and pain. I don’t believe that I don’t love her anymore but it’s not that same thing when I text her or call her or when I see her on the webcam , I just feel weird and I don’t want her to notice that because I don’t want her to be worried about something that may not be real (and I hope it isn’t) . I am going to be with her in two weeks from now because classes are starting and I going to live with her and share the room , like we did when we started dating and I hope that all this confusion and “I don’t think I love her anymore” drama goes away .
    Can you help me ?

    • There are a lot of does and don’t in your message. How about going with the flow and see what happens, only time will tell if the relationship is gong to work or otherwise. From what you say I am thinking that you are a young person? Without having some background on your situation it is hard to advise.

      Do you want this relationship to be real? You come across as confused. It may help to talk to her about how you are feeling. If you are going to share a room then it would a good idea be to have a plan of action before it escalates into a situation you least desire.

      Sometimes we have to make choices rather than sit in confusion. Once you decide what you want (take action) things tend to have a way of sorting themselves out. Sitting on the fence is the easy option. Google Sarah Chambers Understanding Love Special. It will help you.

    • Sure you would……

  3. Interesting! There is also a biological side to passion, as its duration seems ideal for mating. See

  4. Do you think when Someone said ‘ I only passionate with her because of my son’ meaning he didn’t love her anymore? Or maybe he still love her just don’t wanna say it out?

  5. Hello,I came out clear to my man first that I love him,,well his response was that he had passion for me,,and in his truth he sees passion to be more than love,,well I hadn’t considered it after some months until I went back to the texts and decided to have more understanding,,his actions towards me are more to love than passion,,we talk like best friends ,he took me to his mother ,introduced me to his friends and family,but then am a bit unpleased with the passion he said he had for me now that I’ve understood the meaning,should I tell him that the difference and how I feel bout it or should I keep quiet and wait for the time he’ll declare his true love for me?

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