A. Love is not a feeling.
B. Love is a choice.
C. I can love whether you love me or not.
My wife and I met just out of High School. We dated; and even "went steady" for a few weeks, then broke up.
We were always friends. Even after we were both married to someone else. We were there for each other.
Fourteen years later we were married ... to each other.
We have known each other 44 years now, and just passed our 30th wedding anniversary.
I don't know if love can last a lifetime, but all my life so far I have loved and been IN LOVE with my wife.
Each morning I thank God for my health, for another new day, and for my wife.
Read, or view, "The Notebook". That story parallels our life.. They were in love "All the way to heaven".
Blessings to you all.