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Anonymous # Posted on August 28, 2012 at 5:10 pm

@mitchapalooza, an emotion such as love can not be forced. You may feel obligated to love someone, but you are not. As most people DO love their families, you may feel like you have to too. But no one is making you love your family. No one has a gun to your head in regards to love.

If you do not feel it, it is not there. Period.

However, it does sadden me that you are hesitant with this emotion, that you seem to have such a negative view toward it. I’ve valued love higher than almost everything else in my life. Do not think so much about it. If you love someone, you do. If you don’t, you don’t. There are no technicalities. It does not matter that the love you feel for your wife is on a different level than the love you feel for your immediate family. It’s all fucking love, dude. No matter how you slice it.

And I have read every response, and not one person has attacked you in any way. We are all here to discuss, and maybe everyone views every level of love as a good thing, and we want you to also, man.