The difference between true love and lust

By Ethelbert Obinna Umeh


Lust comes into play when you don’t have any positive enduring feeling for your partner. But you can be entangled with true love
even when your partner must have hurt you deeply; in this case, instead of returning hatred, you return love.

Commitment is the distinctive difference between love and lust. When you are in love with someone, you will make up your mind to stay even when the going gets tough.

You will be motivated to stay and to keep working hard, and to believe that everything will be fine. You will remain in the relationship in spite of the hurricane forces, in spite of the enticement from outside. You will remain because the person you are living with is someone you would like to live with all the rest of your life.


Lust is simply having an emotional feeling only. It is like a flower that germinates in the morning, flourishes in the afternoon, and fades in the evening. True love is a decision you will have, and it affects every aspect of your life. 

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