The Different Facets of Love

By Damita Miller-Shanklin

Valentine’s Day will be celebrated by all lover’s new and old on February 14th. When you first meet someone, you have sparks that grow into feelings. This feeling of butterflies in the stomach, thinking about that person all the time, loving the silly things they do until later they become annoying, love is many different things. 

When I think of love, I think of being familiar with your partner, allowing your guard to fall and you show the real you without criticism or shame, and when you can laugh together at something you only know the joke. Love is beautiful but we know love can be hurtful, painful, and abusive. But, not considering abuse, love is the gift God blessed us with as human beings. 

Love is not only about relationships, it can be love for your family, your fur baby, it is nice that we can love multiple people and multiple things in our lives. 

Jennifer Lugo, a writer with the Collegiate Staff wrote about The Many Facets of Love. She spoke about Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love. The core elements are passion, intimacy, and commitment. The idea of love doesn’t have limits or boundaries. Find love in yourself and then express it outwardly. The feeling is not only instinctual, it is euphoric, addicting, and motivating. Love can be used to find patience, self-confidence, and understanding. To read the full article The many facets of love – The Collegiate Live

To all lovers in the world, Happy Valentine’s Day!!

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