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Mitch # Posted on August 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

@kidd the eskimo thing about how they have many words for love is exactly what im talking about. My point is that you may say you love your family but it is not the same love you feel for your wife. Maybe there should be more than one word in the english language for love.

True love can never be forced. Like what you said about the arranged marriages, they may say they love each other but i would consider it the same love as loving a family member. It was never their choice to love each other, they were just forced to but i worked out in the end. Love can only be true when you find it in someone does not have to love you but they do anyway.

maybe affection is the right word for the love you feel for a family member. you care about them, but you do not “love” them.