Difference Between Love, Like, Lust And Infatuation
Ikechi Akpuh (Relationship Coach)
This Uncommon and Unique X_Ray and Relationship Surgery and Diagnosis is aimed at harvesting the truth and translating same into arming both intending couples or the married class to be eguiped in knowing the elementary of relationship and Marriage elements for safety.
It will be proper for us to have an Institutional Knowledge on the Four Leading Relationship Elements
1) LUST: Is a very strong Sexual Desire Especially when love is not involved.
2) LOVE: Is a Strong Feeling Of Affection for somebody that you are Sexually Attracted to or a Strong Feeling of Deep Affection for somebody.
3) INFATUATION: A very Strong Feeling Of Love or attraction for somebody especially when these are unreasonable and do not last long.
4) LIKE: Means to find Somebody or something pleasant, attractive or satisfactory.
However,it is important to note that the major difference that exist between Love and Lust is that Love is driven by affection while Lust is driven by Sexual Urge.
Moreso,Love dwells on mutual feelings while Lust is only interested in satisfying Sexual urge.It is the increasing and uncontrollable desire for sexual urge that leads lust into rape while Love admiration and consistent mutual desire can wait because it is born out of genuine motive.
Similarly, Love and Lust have one single thing in common from the above definitions which is “strong Sexual Desire: but are certainly not the same ,hence the approach by the character involved is based on what is in the mind(Love or lust).
Like is a journey of admiration, pleased with someone.This often times do not involve affection and feeling .Like can however, gradually begin to build into having affection, feelings and romantic pictures in the mind.Most people can like and stop it at that stage while some may like and the thought begins to build_up over time.
Infatuation has messed _up alot of people who mistake it to love or real feeling.
DANGERS OF INFATUATION
A) It is not Result Oriented.It means that it is not targeted at achieving any result at the end.
2) The definition pointed out that it is a strong Sexual Desire that is unreasonable.Why,this is because it involves loving or having feeling for a wrong person.E g.A man having sexual feelings for his wife’s mother,etc.
Both infatuation and lust can commonly push someone into rape, this is because usually it is characterised with uncontrollable and unquenchable sexual urge not sexual desire like in the case of love.
Conclusively, people are generally not paying much attention into their relationship life but more attention is given to studies in career, spiritual life, Political and Economic life.This is why many are being messed up in Relationship despite their social status, academic Qualification even in the face of having an uncommon and distinct combination of being both intelligent and brilliant.Academic knowledge and social status does not quarantee one making the right choice in the in the face of these various relationship and love elements.
Many women can not differentiate to know when a man is coming whether is love or lust .This is a topic for another day,Though private Counseling is needed here too.
Mr.Ikechi Akpuh.President ; INTEGRITY RELATIONSHIP AND MARRIAGE AMBASSADORS.
President; PROGRESSVE CHANGE AMBASSADORS.
President: INTEGRITY LEADERSHIP ADVANCEMENT AMBASSADORS