(Original post by Annie72)
There is a difference between the love you have for your family and the romantic love you feel for your boyfriend/girlfriend/wife/husband.
For me, husband counts as family. Why wouldn't he? I never liked the notion that there's your family, who you are related to by blood, and then "everyone else", who isn't. To me, blood is one of the least important things.
And yes the love is different etc but they are still part of your family now. In my opinion.
Well, I see my close friends like family. They were there for me despite all my life and mental health problems. They were there for me in my scary times of my psychosis and I don't know how they managed it. I'm forever grateful for them.
It wouldn't be hard to love someone more than I love some family members so yes. I find the notion of loving your family because they are your family absurd tbh. If your father is a rapist who raped your mother and you've never met him would you love him more than your friends who have been there for you when you really needed support?
Yes. My first boyfriend. It's been two years and I still love him. No other guy I have dated since has even come close to him.
I would say he is the only person I have ever loved as much as my parents and siblings.