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Posted by Marian on April 25, 2002

In Reply to: love posted by ESC on April 25, 2002

: : : : I am doing a paper on love would you happen to have a definition for Relationship love?

: : : ...and we thought that the discussion on why a primate happened to evolve language was going to be tricky :)

: : Piece of cake. Love, in my opinion, is a many-slendored thing, 'tis not hereafter, makes the world go round, looks on tempests and is never shaken, and is all you need.

: Maybe this says a lot about me. I didn't understand the question. Is the poster (postee?) asking for a definition of romantic love...or someone who is in love with love? There are lots of kinds of love. This allows me to trot out some definitions from my Flip Dictionary:

: love for your offspring - geneity, storge
: love, Christian - agape
: love as friends without sex - platonic

: "Writer's Digest Flip Dictionary: for when you know what you want to say but can't think of the word," by Barbara Ann Kipfer, Ph.D., (Writer's Digest Books, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2000)
"Love means never having to say you're sorry." What balderdash.
Actually, the advice columnist who calls herself Ann Landers recently ran a reprint of a short essay she'd penned some time ago, on the subject of how to tell the difference between love and infatuation. The Des Moines Register ran it in the Tuesday, April 23 paper. (I'm in the camp that shies away from turning this forum into a homework machine, so you'll have to look it up yourself, dear.)

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