I love my husband, and I love my wife, but I also love puppies and ice cream.
While no one expects me to love puppies and my husband in the same way, some reject the idea that I can love both my husband and my wife.
Erotic love tingles our bodies; it merges sexual urges and lust. Although we often hope — or mistakenly believe — it will last forever, its intensity cannot sustain a relationship. Love is not stagnant; it is a dynamic process that changes over time.
Maturity offers us the freedom to reexamine how we love.
With maturity, we learn that erotic love by itself holds the false promise that passionate love can last forever, and friendship love without erotic love can lead us to seek erotic love elsewhere.