Masquerades Of Love

Imposters Deceive, And Deception Will Never Result In Love

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Published on January 20, 2010, Psychology Today
John R. Buri, Ph.D.

I know a young woman who entered a cloistered convent at the age of 14 and she spent much of her adolescent and young adult life sheltered from the way we do love in this culture.  She is one of the few people I know who has not had their heart maimed, mauled, mangled, mashed, or mutilated by masquerades of love.

Love requires 3 things: Passion, Intimacy, and Commitment.  Anything less and we end up with an imposter.  And an imposter will never bring us life in the way and with the vitality that love is meant to.  In fact, imposters deceive.  And deception will never result in love.

It’s like a giant Mardi Gras.  All the masks.  All the masquerades of love.  One counterfeit love experience after another.

There is the imposter of Passion.  Easy to achieve.  In fact, “achievement” is an odd term to use in this context, since “to achieve” suggests some degree of effort.  But for most love flings, the Passion is so spontaneous and effortless that it is hardly an achievement.

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