“In love”

So I said it. Accidentally, actually. But I had recently been thinking it.

Mona and I were talking about her meeting my family in June for my sister’s wedding. “Will your parents like me?”

“Of course, what’s not to like?  You’re” X, Y and Z. “Plus, you make me happy, which will make them happy. You’re the woman I’m in love with. Also…” and I went on for another minute.

“What was that?”

I backtracked my memory as well as I could, listed stuff,  “and I love you.”

No, that’s not what you said, you said “in love.”

“Oh… (deep inhale) Well, I am.”

I won’t give you the play by play.  Mona knows I’ve never said that to a woman before and was taken aback.  She reciprocated.

New level: Achieved.

In love. Hmmm… Damn that’s pretty damn cool.

I can say I love a woman after a few months.  I LOVE many people and things: my patents, my nieces and nephews, steak, the beach, etc. You get the point.

But “IN LOVE” is deep and meaningful, a true sign of my affection and intentions for the future. My affinity, my wonder, my commitment to Mona. I’m enthralled.

What do you think about the term “in love”? Feedback?


  1. You’re right loving others is pretty easy. Even loving others on varying levels of intimacy is fairly easy. Being in love is much more intense a level of love.

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  2. Absolutely a difference! And you, my friend, are definitely in love! And it’s a beautiful thing to read and hear you so happy and appreciative of her. I’m glad you said it to her. After a separation/divorce/break up, one really values being appreciated and loved unconditionally because they lacked it previously. You both are doing a nice job nurturing each other. 🙂

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  3. Oh yeah, “in love” is definitely different than plain ol’ loving someone. And congrats too! Seems you’ve moved to a new place in the relationship department and that’s a very good thing.


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