Naturally Nina posted a cute little post about what love is. She asked what two words we all associated with what love is.
Friendship & Smiles
Because without those, you have nothing.
You start with friendship, you move on to love .. continue the path to marriage, make your way through that and then children and your long infamous life together. I know smiles seems like an odd word to use, BUT if you do not have that consistent happiness/laughter/fun/anything to do with that in any of the steps above, you have not lived to fulfillment.
You can't be in love with someone you don't like and doesn't make you happy. Well... actually I take that back. YOU CAN. But you will be miserable. IF you 'love' them, but you aren't friends, care nothing for one another, and never laugh, you really aren't in 'love' you are almost in 'hate' with each other... and too stubborn/comfortable to quit.
That is my definition. Maybe sometimes it doesn't happen, but that's when you know it's time.
Time to dye my hair much darker and go to the Wine & Food Festival!