Love is something that’s so elusive yet so enchanting that people are ready to spend years and years looking for their soulmate. But it is not that easy. And it can take quite a few tries before you hit the jackpot.
Meaning, if you too are on the lookout for the love of your life, mentally and emotionally prepare yourself for a long, hard struggle.
Here are the 5 different types of love that one is expected to encounter, before finding their soulmate:
1. The First Love
The very first time you fall in love would be nothing less than magical. The butterfly in your stomach, violins in the air feelings are too good to be true. And even though you have no idea about what to do and how to do it, the novelty of it all makes it all worth it. Sadly, first loves are seldom made to last. And it might seem that you’d never get over them, but time heals all wounds and this too shall pass.
2. The Tough Love
This one would start all picture perfect and in the beginning, you’d be thanking the lucky stars for this fortune. But soon you’ll find that there are more than a few things wrong and you’d be surprised at yourself how you could have ignored them in the beginning. But this experience too is necessary for you to learn that your mental health and happiness should be your topmost priority.
3. The Familiar Love
This is the love you find after you are hurt and wary because of the previous one. This person would be the most giving kind of soul and you’d love them for that, but that’s about it. Other than their kindness, there is nothing from your side holding you to them. The whole charade would end in a painful realization that the two of you were perhaps never meant for each other.
4. The Passionate Love
This would be the kind of passionate affair about which novels are written and movies are made. Both of you will fall hard and too fast and no logic would seem to enter your personal heaven. That is until the passion suddenly vanishes one day and you find yourself drifting away from them.
5. The Meant to be Love
This one person would make you feel that all the trials and heartbreaks from the past are finally over. You’ll find your safe haven in them, as will they and you’ll realize that the definition you thought of love was nothing compared to this. You’ll know when you feel it, that you’ve found your forever person.
All these experiences are necessary and never feel bitter about any of them. Things will happen when they are meant to happen.