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How Do I Know Im In Love?
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If you're like most people, you probably never thought you'd be asking this question: "How do I know I'm in love?" Most people expect bells and whistles or singing and trumpets. Real love rarely works that way. It's sudden. It happens over time. You're going along your merry way. You've met someone that seems like a decent enough sort of person and before you know what's hit you that person is on your mind all the time and you can't wait for the end of work so you can be with that person. But you're not having that fairy tale experience so you're reluctant to call it love.

Does that sound about right? Being in love isn't always a matter of sweaty palms and heart flutters. Sometimes it's a growing glow in your heart for the other person. At other times it's a sudden realization that your life isn't complete without one other specific person in it. For the most part, true love isn't something you fall into or out of. It's something that grows one day at a time until it takes over your life for a little while. Sometimes it lasts a lifetime. At other times it fizzles out and your heart moves on.

But one thing most people fail to understand is that love is a series of emotional hills and valleys. Sometimes everything is looking up and other times it feels like everything is down in the dumps. The relationships that last find ways to work through the lows and even come out better, closer, or stronger because of them. Relationships that don't work out often fail because they've allowed the lows to consume them and take over the relationship altogether. Even in these situations though it is possible for you to get your ex back and make things work out if you do love each other.

These are just some of the signs that might tell that tale that you truly are in love this time around.

• You feel better about yourself when you're together. • Your thoughts drift to the other person in your life at odd times throughout the day. • You can't wait to see him or her at the end of the day. • You forget simple things like eating because you're distracted by thoughts of the other person. • You can't focus on things that held your interest before you started having these feelings.

Love is a great state of being when it's working out. But the relationship doesn't have to end just because things hit a snag. Learning how to make your relationship last will save you a lot of pain and hurt in the future as your love grows and evolves.


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