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Any other way to describe "falling" in love? Or do we want to suggest that it h

  1. MsDora profile image95
    MsDoraposted 5 years ago

    Any other way to describe "falling" in love?  Or do we want to suggest that it hurts?

    If you think of a more positive way to describe this wonderful experience, please share.  Thanks.

  2. NateB11 profile image94
    NateB11posted 5 years ago

    Communing: It is deep, intimate contact in which barriers fall and a person is in direct contact with another person, and there is no separation, no me and you.

    1. MsDora profile image95
      MsDoraposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I  really like your word: communing.  I feel the intimacy.

  3. Twilight Lawns profile image83
    Twilight Lawnsposted 5 years ago

    That's why it's called "falling" in love, because no sane person would voluntarily walk into a situation like that.
    It hurts.
    It bloody-well hurts.

    1. MsDora profile image95
      MsDoraposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's what I wondered. Some people have been really hurt, so would they like to use another word which gives a different picture?  Twilight, hope you heal from the hurt and free yourself to love again.

    2. Twilight Lawns profile image83
      Twilight Lawnsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      MsDora, How kind of you. Not many people would respond like that... or even respond. 
      What a special person you must be.

  4. xanzacow profile image72
    xanzacowposted 5 years ago

    Its not the falling that hurts. It is the sudden stop at the end of the fall.

    1. MsDora profile image95
      MsDoraposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wish we could make a pact to ensure that the fall never ends.  That would be a meaningful discussion.  Thanks for your input, Xanzacow.

  5. LauraGT profile image90
    LauraGTposted 5 years ago

    I never thought of "falling" as negative before. Isn't there also a bliss in falling.  I think of skydiving - a high you get from flying through the air - nothing holding you back, no worries!  That's what I think of when I think of "falling" in love!

    1. NateB11 profile image94
      NateB11posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I agree. It's like there's nothing there, it's endless, unfathomable; which could mean beauty.

    2. MsDora profile image95
      MsDoraposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Laura and Nate for that perspective.  Actually, that's beautiful.  Shows what a powerful influence experience could be.   I have some bruises on my knee from falling.  I like yours better.

    3. Laurinzo Scott profile image73
      Laurinzo Scottposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very well put LauraGt

  6. btrbell profile image91
    btrbellposted 5 years ago

    Sometimes I fall down laughing. Not a whole lot more fun and silly than that. But I really thing that it's almost like someone is falling to their knees in adulation of the other person. Otherwise if you think about  many of supposedly happy words are negative. "love you like crazy" so cute I could bite you" "laughing hysterically' even words like chills and shivers could be spooky

    1. MsDora profile image95
      MsDoraposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You make some good points, Btrbell.  There's so much we don't notice until someone else shows us.  Thanks!

  7. ginjill ashberry profile image77
    ginjill ashberryposted 5 years ago

    Falling in love is beautiful. Love songs are sang all the time. Novels will always be written about how people fall in love. Every experience is unique. First kiss are an act (In most cases-especially with girls) of falling in love for the first... read more

  8. Mama Kim 8 profile image93
    Mama Kim 8posted 5 years ago

    I like to say I found love. There are so many people in this world it's like looking for a needle in a haystack to find someone you can spend the rest of your life with.

  9. Laurinzo Scott profile image73
    Laurinzo Scottposted 5 years ago

    I think "giving in" to love. I think so many people associate either lust, or infatuation with love, but to really love someone... you have to be willing to 'give' your heart to theirs. It can't be one-sided, otherwise that's not love... but one person's obsession.

  10. connorj profile image81
    connorjposted 5 years ago

    Falling could be considered as a process out of your cognitive control; thus it happens without you controlling it. Falling is not necessarily a hurting experience and it involves both time and space. Until one contemplates or reflects on it one appears blind to the process...That i believe is why the term "falling" is ideal...

    1. MsDora profile image95
      MsDoraposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I sincerely appreciate this answer.  Now the term "falling" makes the process seem so mature.  Thanks

  11. Cara.R profile image79
    Cara.Rposted 5 years ago

    I like the term "rising in love". Falling gives the impression that you have no control over it and we do. Think of the different terms used with the word fall. For example: "I fell into a rut."  We chose to love but the feeling of love can be so powerful we feel like we have surrendered to it. If we rise in love, love could be put to a higher standard.
    There is a wonderful book about it called How To Be An Adult in Relationships. The Five Keys to Mindful Loving. by David Richo.

    1. MsDora profile image95
      MsDoraposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Cara.  I also like the term and what it could imply.  I'll check on the book.

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