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Would you sacrifice true love to protect a loved one?

Asked by mazingerz88 (22786points) June 22nd, 2011

Say you have fallen in love with somebody and he or she is in love with you as well. Then this person ended a relationship or divorced so you could be together. Everything is as it should be in this love affair except for the fact that the person who got dumped was your own brother, sister, father, mother and friend.

Would you embrace this new love even if it costs you the love of another loved one?

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Seelix's avatar

Nope. I don’t believe there’s only one true love out there for everyone. But I only have one mother/father/sister et cetera.

Edit: I just noticed the “friend” option in your question. That would depend very much on the friend and the circumstances.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

I don’t see “true love” anywhere in this scenario. Infatuation, yes. Self serving desire, yes. But “true love”? That’s a rather soggy example.

wundayatta's avatar

Very interesting question and I think it’s impossible to know what you’ll do until you’re faced with the question. There’s happiness in maintaining good ties to your family and being responsible to them. There’s happiness in running away with your true love. Which happiness is greater? Which loss is greater? How well do you deal with uncertainty.

Right now I’m leaning towards going for true love. That’s because I’ve never had enough of that in my life. But I would hate to hurt my family and there is love there, too. But I’d always wonder if true love would have been better if I turned it down.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I don’t know…can I just start by sacrificing my mother in law and think alittle on it? ;)

Blueroses's avatar

Infatuation is a drug high that masquerades as love. After the glow, there is the shake out of creating a genuine affection or sorrow in the coming down. It’s difficult to see that when you are high but if you don’t respect the love you have for the person you’re hurting, I see a large problem with maintaining a post-glow love for your infatuate.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Nope, I wouldn’t be able to live with myself very well. There’d always be hanging around my neck the unpopular “how we met” story. I’m not exactly going to go through my life proud that I met the love of my life while they/we were cheating on their previous spouse, especially if I had kids. No thanks. I wouldn’t want my kids to have that on them or have my family reflected on in a bad way. Too many other possible loves out there to settle on one already taken.

dannyc's avatar

Can’t say unless I experienced it. I judge no one, do what your heart says. Thus there really is no answer. Sorry.

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