Whenever I speak on sensitive issues I make sure that I don’t use words just to satisfy the person. Instead, I focus that I use the right word. Intentionally, I refer to “love” and “affection” separately because they are not the same thing. Want to know which is your love language – Love or Affection?
Difference between Love and Affection?
They are connected in many ways but differ in lots of things. Affection is the very first step towards love. Love is a blend of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual attachment to a person. Affection is only when a person adores someone or something. Affection is one step beyond what we call love.
Love is a reason behind every successful marriage. You put the needs of your partner above yours and it is the commitment that you make willingly to make someone happy.
Affection is a feeling of closeness and security. You show affection when you perceive and value what your partner needs and meet those needs in a way he or she can understand.
Affection does not mean time, communication, or romance. But without any of them, you won’t be able to achieve a meaningful relationship. It takes time for the one to accomplish affection and communication leads an important role to make it meaningful too. It even involves romance and fun. Affection is a feeling that makes you close, safe, and caring. It is an ingredient in all healthy personal relationships. Affection lies between family members and friends.
What is love?
Love is the commitment plus actions and affection is the safe, secure feeling that results in being with someone. A strong and healthy relationship thrives for both, the behavior of love and feeling of affection.
Love is patient, kind, not rude, not self-seeking and not delights in evil whereas affection is empathetic, tender, apologizes for its words, the back of a discouraged spouse and carefully and privately uncovers sin and helps the person back onto his feet.
Love never makes proud of his/her doings for the better half. It never gets easily angry and does not keep any records of the wrong done by others. It always protects, trusts, hopes, and perseveres.