I believe Lust can destroy true love. Lust wears out quickly in many relationships thus causing the other partner to wander. If the foundation is Lust then love suffers. I know first hand sad to say. LOVE is so elusive for so many, yet LUST is all consuming and can destroy LOVE.
LUST is in a category of it's own. You can lust after someone physically, but not really like them as a person...once you get to know them.
Love on the other hand, may start as a physical thing, an attraction, and yes, it can sometimes in the beginning, have some LUST built in. But in order for the relationship to build and survive, it needs so much more... Like, understanding and a reality of one another.
I've had both lust and love relationships...and in my case...I chose LOVE, and wow, got a bonus of some LUST mixed in....he's quit a guy!
One cannot live without some sort of love in their heart. This I truly believe. I'm sure it is possible to live without lust, but as far as I'm concerned, there is nothing like being all flushed and sticky once in a while, even if it's a self-inflicted thing.
Truthfully, most relationships begin with a form of lust. It's hard to start seeing someone emotionally if they don't have something we find attractive!
I believe once you begin to truly know the person the love begins to grow, that is if you are compatable and there's a little chemistry. However, lust can destroy any relationship...especially if someone has problems with lusting after others. It can cause problems in the relationship!
I also believe there is a healthy lust, and an unhealthy lust! What you feel for your wife or husband is an attraction (a form of healthy lust), but what you would feel for an actress or stranger is unhealthy... it's even more unhealthy if you are in a relationship with someone else or married!
Lust after love otherwise you'll be a dog with it's tongue hanging out your mouth. No one wants desperation. Waiting and committment will make the moment come without feeling hurt or disgusted afterward. Lust after her sexiness never at an object.
Please world.... can't we all just agree that we have broken the copy writes on each other's sentiments on this subject some ... my counter just broke... umpteen times? Move along, move along, nothing to see.
"How love is related to lust?" - Love, real loves' foundation is compatibility.. of mind, body and spirit. Compatibility = attraction, so therefore physical attraction is lust.
"Can lust destroy true love?" - Not sure which context you mean here.. Lusting for a 3rd party? having differing sex drives..??
"Where should one draw the line between love and lust in life partners?" Again not sure what you mean here. However, if you're lucky enough to meet someone who you are compatible with.. there is no line to draw.
I've written an article about this on my page- I believe that love and lust are related and come together, somewhat like a packaged deal. Isn't lust really just passion? Passion is never frowned upon in a relationship but when you give it a new word everyone suddenly finds it to be something different.
I believe love is indestructible. If it was in fact love at all. Many people have not made the decision to love so they are swayed by distractions such as infidelity. This does not mean one should necessarily stay in a relationship that is not companionable but the fact remains we can still love the other regardless of their shortcomings. Some only make it through minor shortcomings and fail on the bigger issues. They have not loved in the true sense of the word.
Lust is physical, transitory and ephemeral. Love is timeless and exists without change forever.
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