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How many women and/or men do you love besides your spouse?

Do you have people outside of your family that you have a genuine friendship love for that has lasted over the years?  People whose company you enjoy and like to spend time with.  Don't say no one because that would be disappointing.  

Posted - May 29

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  • 33361
    Other than my family, none.
      May 29, 2020 10:07 AM MDT
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  • 5036
    Family is good and important. 
      May 29, 2020 12:32 PM MDT
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  • 33361
    I lied...there are a few here, but I don't kiss and tell.
      May 29, 2020 2:16 PM MDT
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  • 3945
    I love my best friend. There are a couple others whose friendship has lasted a long time too. 
      May 29, 2020 11:16 AM MDT
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  • 5036
    Beautiful.
      May 29, 2020 12:31 PM MDT
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  • 10174
    Love.
    It is a Universal "Feeling."
    No matter how you use it to describe something it defends, offends, and makes another react.
    Feelings do that.  This one is one we ALL do relate.
    Love has no boundary.
    It does have many meanings in the way it is felt and used as a word.
    You smell it.
    You see it.
    You feel it.
    You emotionally feel it.
    You hear it.
    You taste it.
    I love Don. I love humor.  I love the Earth.  I love Element.  I love Randy D.  I love my sister and my mom and dad and plants and the ocean and the dolphins and the voice of a women who sings at my mother's church.  I love the smell of the stock flower and the smell of freshly baked bread.  I love the sight of a puppy and human making a connection and I love horses.
    Love is the one "feeling" I know all living things have.
    Maybe it extends past that.  The ability to remember is another love that encompasses many beliefs and energies we know and have been taught.
    Love.
    It is an amazing thing.  It is an incredible feeling.  It is something that has touched us in one way or another.
    Loving each other and not liking each other, having fun, making mistakes and knowing, all this is about living and loving.
    What can I say?  No matter how you look at it, you have loved in one way or the other.
    Love.
    I love it.





    This post was edited by Merlin at May 30, 2020 8:53 AM MDT
      May 29, 2020 11:40 AM MDT
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  • 5036
    Awww so wonderful!
      May 29, 2020 12:32 PM MDT
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  • 5929
    I don't know about that. I try to love everybody which sometimes is difficult. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt and see things through their eyes if possible. Don't know if that means I "love" them. Yes I have close friends - not many.  Mostly just my husband and myself and I'm happy with it that way. Yes I enjoy the company of others and also have been sexually intimate with others.  And being with them I guess I love them and of course I think about them as well but most what I am belongs first to my husband. We are friends which might just be beyond mere love. 
      May 29, 2020 12:32 PM MDT
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  • 6462
    Outside of any relatives, I only have one other person that I love. The thing is that she's about 3500 miles away.
      May 29, 2020 12:42 PM MDT
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  • 33361
    Hawaii?
      May 29, 2020 2:17 PM MDT
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  • 6462
    Wales, UK This post was edited by Zack at May 30, 2020 8:43 AM MDT
      May 29, 2020 2:31 PM MDT
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  • 5487

    The Greeks have 6 different words to describe love in different aspects. 

    Eros, or sexual passion. Spoken for, 31 years. 

    Philia, or deep friendship. I can count several dozen for whom this is true

    Ludus, or playful love. I count my 3 stupid dogs in this group. 

    Agape, or altruistic love, love of everyone. Not the number it could be. Call it a failing of mine. 

    Pragma, or enduring love. For family, beloved pursuits, and even valued possessions. Enough that boredom has rarely been a problem. 

    Philautia, the love of self. So far just enough that I haven’t considered eating Tide Pods.  

    This post was edited by Don Barzini at May 30, 2020 8:43 AM MDT
      May 29, 2020 3:17 PM MDT
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  • 11021
    Ditto. I've heard it's easy to stop women eating Tide pods, but harder to deter gents.
    I'd include my grandchildren in "ludus", I spent quite a lot of my birthday two days ago chasing them around the back yard, pushing them in the swing, kicking a football with them (I predict that my granddaughter will be a striker for Adelaide City FC, packs a wallop for a two-year-old).
      May 29, 2020 3:26 PM MDT
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  • 5487
    I think it’s fair to say an individual may fall into more than one group. 
      May 29, 2020 3:32 PM MDT
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  • 10174
    I would hope so!
    :) :)!!
      May 30, 2020 8:59 AM MDT
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  • 10174
    :) :)
      May 30, 2020 8:53 AM MDT
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  • 6268
    I have 2 sons - 2  daughter in laws  and 2 grandchildren  that  I love. I have lots of buddies/freinds but there is only  one one of them that I truly love. Can't wait for this coronvirse thing to be over so I can  start giving him and my familly hugs again. Cheers and happy weekend!
      May 29, 2020 6:53 PM MDT
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  • 37752

     

      Wait, does lust also count?




    ~

      May 30, 2020 12:55 AM MDT
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  • 10174
    If lust is a feeling you love, it seems it would count.
    Love is a personal thing.

    love your ability to tell stories and thoughts through beautifully chosen pictures.
    This one is a doozy!
    A great reflection of your thought!
    ;) :)! This post was edited by Merlin at May 30, 2020 10:03 AM MDT
      May 30, 2020 8:51 AM MDT
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  • 37752
      May 30, 2020 10:03 AM MDT
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  • 14893
    Many men and women ...the guys that work for my dad and all use to look after me when I went to work with them...some are huge and burly by were/are still the most protective protective guys I've ever met...
    I have many female friends I truly love some more than others and all are real good company ...

      May 30, 2020 2:58 AM MDT
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  • 22876
    i dont have a spouse
      June 22, 2020 3:47 PM MDT
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