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Some of us may associate love with immense passion and chemistry. We put the lover on a pedestal and they take up all the space in our minds and hearts — the love is fiery, intense and passionate. It is intoxicating and burns in roaring flames, like the color red.

Cue the red roses, cue the red hearts.

But is it really love?

After having gone through a long-term relationship, I’ve come to a sobering reality that true, authentic love