Someone once told me that there are levels to how someone can love you. They were right.
I can’t make you love me if you don’t. – Bonnie Raitt
If you love long enough, or hard enough, or whatever way that you do – you will realize that it is never a guarantee that you will be the loved the same way in return. Because here’s the tricky part. Just because someone loves you doesn’t mean they do in the way that you want them to, it doesn’t mean that it will be enough.
All you need is love. – The Beatles
All you need is love is a lie. – John Mayer
There will be more factors at play with detrimental effect than just if someone loves you. Compatibility, honesty, money, value, distance, timing, outward pursuits can all affect a love which is shared. And yes, none of them are deal breakers because we all fall short, but at day’s end it will be up to what held more precedence for you over anything else and many times as much as you want it, it won’t be love.
The biggest coward is a man who awakens a woman’s love with no intention of loving her. – Bob Marley
Now, this goes both ways for either party. And unrequited love is a bitch. Because, no matter what you do or don’t do, it will never be enough. Worse still, is when you’re trying because you neither know nor think the love is unrequited. The other person has expressed it too, and they may even have gone to certain lengths to prove it but once again try as they might, they may have been deceiving themselves as much as you.
Didn’t we almost have it all? – Whitney Houston
And then there is the love which is shared, that burns so bright and so great. It spans so much of your time, and consumes so much of your energy. This is the love which will make you whole and leave you in pieces. You never see it coming, and you never see it end. But it does. And it can.
Perhaps, there’s someone new that you’re talking to, or you’re fighting for someone to return your feelings, perhaps the two of you just can’t get it to work, and perhaps you’re at the end of something and the people you neglected for your relationship have already moved on, perhaps you’re not even sure where you are at all…Neither at the beginning with late night texts, or at the middle with early morning cuddles, you may not even be at the end with midday arguments and affairs – you are somewhere however in a level of love.