What is love? I am starting this thread at the risk of sounding as though I'm a "mushy" guy. So what! I know, from reading this board, that there are many members here that really love there partners. But what is love in your words? How do you KNOW its love? Try to put it in words. (If that is even possible.) --------------- I think love goes beyond feelings, beyond being able to put it into words in a forum thread, but we can try anyway. I love my wife! I loved her when I asked her to marry me and I love her (a lot latter) now. You can love someone now and go through some bad things in your relationship and decide to leave and end it. Or you can decide to love your partner through those bad times and find out how deep your love really is. I don't even know if love can reach the deepest realms if it doesn’t ever experience those "hard times." To sum it all up, somehow my wife has become a part of my being. I've given her reason to hate me, and vice versa, but since she is a part of me we get through those hard times and come out stronger in LOVE. Because most of us, deep down inside "love ourselves" we can love our partner once they are truly a part of us (our being). Any way that's the best I can do describing love with just words. So how would you describe LOVE from your thoughts and experience?