How To Tell The Difference Between Love And Attachment

There’s a fine line between being in love and being attached. To be honest, most of us don’t know the difference as long as we feel happy when we’re with the person we are in love with or who we like. Well, we can’t go on not knowing what the difference between love and attachment is because we might be harboring an unhealthy connection without knowing it.

love and attachment AnastasiaDate

What You Need To Know About Love And Attachment

Love is something that’s healthy because when a relationship is based on love, there’s mutual respect, understanding, and sacrifice. However, the opposite can be said when a relationship is only based on attachment. Here are comparisons to clearly define the line between love and attachment:

Freeing Vs Controlling

When it is a true love you feel, you encourage the other person in the relationship to be him or herself. There’s no need to wear a mask because a couple in love accepts the “whole package”. Attachment, on the other hand, fosters a controlling behavior. Because there’s that clingy feeling, one person in the relationship tends to control the other’s time in spending with other people.

Truth Vs Flattery

You always want to tell the person you love the truth. Even if it hurts, you have to do it to make your partner grow as a person. When there’s only attachment in the relationship, one person always flatters the other because telling the truth might cause the other person to leave.

Selfless Vs Selfish

When you genuinely care about another person, will you put yourself first in every situation? In some, maybe, but not in all circumstances. You think about and consider the other person in the relationship. Attachment is different. A person who is attached will only think of themselves since they have the greater need. The other person’s feelings, time and needs do not matter.

How many signs do you see in the relationship you’re in now? hopes that you don’t have any of these signs on this list. Lastly, please remember that you still have room to grow when you’re in love. For more dating tips, don’t forget to check out more posts on our blog.