Love or Infatuation

Finally, you have met, HIM/HER. You know what I mean, THE ONE. All your life, or so it seems, you have been waiting for the person who made your heart pound, made the stars bright, and taken over all reasonable thought processes with ideas of making love on every beach from here to Tahiti. You have a weird expression on your face, food suddenly seems like a mere inconvenience and sleep is just something you used to do. Your friends tease you about being in love. Your mother WARNS you about being in love. Of course, you’re not stupid. You’ve been around (more than Mom knows about), and you have spent time in meditation/therapy having explored your own needs in the world. You want a soul mate but this guy/gal is just so sexy that It’s hard to imagine introducing him/her to your parents at all. So, things are going well and you are looking toward the NEXT STEP, becoming an item. Going public. Everyone knows and invites you as a couple. People you know speculate about the future of YOUR relationship. But the future means forever when it comes to commitment, so how do you know if this is really a good thing? Are people whispering about how happy they are for you, or are they wondering if you should be committed yourself (like in a secure mental...

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