Early in my blogging, I posted about love and a few of us bantered back and forth over what love really was, or is perceived to be.
I had a conversation with a friend of mine recently. I asked her if she had ever truly been in love. Her eyes sort of shifted from side to side, she couldn't look me straight in the eye, but she said
"Well, I thought I was, but it wasn't reciprocated, if that's what you're getting at."
Through the course of our discussion, I discovered that she truly believed that unless love is returned, you're not really in love.
"How can you love someone - really - if you don't get that love in return? We all do things that are in our best interest - it's human nature. It's not in our best interest to give something for nothing."