Is it passion or adoration? Genuine passion and infatuation are two very separate concepts. The issue is so many people mix up the two. What’s the distinction between lust and infatuation?
Emotion is at the heart of infatuation. It is something more than a mere feeling when you love someone. It is accompanied by your behavior and devotion. As we all know, our feelings vary from hour to hour and day today, and they are not stable or predictable. When you value somebody, you accept them as they are, flaws and everything. You accept them for who they are and always love them.
When you’re in love with somebody, you don’t see their flaws because they don’t exist to you. They are flawless in your opinion and can do no wrong. Infatuation happens in the heat of the moment, may happen in a heartbeat, and maybe with anyone you just knew, seen in a magazine or on television but have never seen in person, and will never meet in person. We may all be smitten by Angelina Jolie or Hugh Jackman, but we don’t love them. We don’t even know them, even whether we believe we are, we’re delusory.
We become obsessed about who we believe they are and fantasize about what it might be like to be in a friendship with them. (Of course, we never imagine something negative about them because they are wonderful, and life will be perfect with them, right?) When you value somebody, you have an understanding of who they are, and even though they aren’t flawless, you believe they are perfect for you.
When you love somebody, you believe them; when you’re in love with them, you don’t. You are concerned that they would abandon you for someone else or that you are not good enough for them. Love endures for a long period, even in some cases for a lifetime. Infatuation fades, often as soon as it begins. Remember that partnership where the individual came on too hard and then abruptly cooled off? They were infatuated with you, not in love with you, and the infatuation ended. (In addition to your relationship)
Someone who respects you would not abandon you if you become ill or adjust in any way, whether physically or financially. Someone who is only enamored would. Someone who respects you chooses to dedicate to you in any way imaginable and to be there for you in thick and thin. Someone who is in love with you would quit when it is no longer “fun” for them. There are many distinctions between passion and infatuation, and you must be able to distinguish between the two. You must determine if your girlfriend is infatuated with you or in love with you. The same may be said for how you felt about them.