TUMBLR ASK: is it possible in your opinion to love more than one person at once? what is the difference between the love we have for a spouse,a lover,versus the love we have for a good friend?
I think it is possible to love more than one person at once, but I do think it is important to only commit yourself to one person, and to actively romantically love only one person.
“True love is not so much a matter of romance as it is a matter ofanxious concern for the well-being of one’s companion.” I rather strongly believe in that, and that’s why you can love a lot of people in your life, I think.
There are people in your life who will always have a special space carved out in your heart, no? This goes for friends, family, romantic partners. And you love them each in a different way, measured possibly by different amounts, but more importantly, in different ways this love can impact and manifest in your life.
Even when you can love different people differently, and possibly some at once, I think it is essentially a separate thing from the enterprise of monogamy, which is an active daily effort to continually love and demonstrate love.
So, in a way, it’s yes and no. You can love more than one person, but also, not really, depending on the type of love you mean, and how you define love.