Peace be upon you all.
I bring this question for everyone to answer, because I cannot seem to find any difference.
What's the difference between love and obsession?
I tried doing a google search and even though the webpages pointed out examples of obsessive behaviour, these examples seem exactly the same as one might do if he/she were in love.
Like for example, one supposed example of obsessive behaviour was constantly thinking about someone. But, people in love (or at least people who have recently fallen in love) do that anyway.
So, is there a difference between love and obsession?
Thanks. may God bless you.
(note: this is not a question related to my personal life! lol)
sometimes you need to let go for love. obsession is the opposite and unhealthy.
obession is when you go crazy over love. love is when you let the person be happy.
I think there is a difference. Think they are two different things going on. Love is perfect. Love conquers all. You can believe that even if google doesn't declare it. It's true.
Obsession is not about love but about itself. Just like anything else. Inibitions for example can be present and it doesn't mean that love isn't. It just means that love has to deal with it and will. Life is better in balance so when we go to extremes we get calling on all our labels for our behaviours. Like obsession, its not love doing it, its us reacting to something we are feeling and need. Who is perfect? Love is but we aren't so we deal with things like obsession.
Does this make sense?
You love, you like.
Obsession is without "like."
ok love is when you will do anything for that special person. as in Obsession is where you will do anything to have that special thing or person.
love is where you would die for the one you love. Obsession is were the thing you love most will most likely end up hurting you
The different ways people here have already put it are all interesting.... none of them really shocked me:D But I see it this way: Obsession can be good, bad, dangerous r whatever, and this for the person of the thing that is the object of this obsession or the person that is responsible for this obsession.
An obsession can be bad for the person that is the object of it since it makes her life normal at best but in most cases like hell. In case of love, the loving person seeks for feelings in return for the feelings they give, whereas obsession makes blind (and not love) and the obsessed person only cares about the feelings it has towards the object of its obsession.... And in most cases doesn't even expect much in return since the goal of its obsession is the fulfillment of its desire. Moreover love is always used in a positive context (but for gambling as far as I know).
a person obsessed means also that this person can hardly find any limits to its obsession even if its destructive, a loving person keeps record of the reality and has a more realistic approach of the feelings it has in the sense that it tries to see if its love makes it happier and tries to quantify them to put the into perspective and compare them to other love feelings.