Painful But Necessary
Glimpse|July 2019

I don’t believe it’s possible to love without feeling pain. It’s not because love is pain, but because love is always accompanied by pain. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that love is necessarily preceded by pain.

Caiityya V. Pillai

In my personal experience, the few times I realized I was in love because I was in pain. I realized that I was hurting because of her, for whatever reason, and it was because I was in love with her.

The pain isn't a result of her trying to hurt me, but because her actions, her words or the situations she found herself in that I witnessed made me feel hurt, I had to accept that I deeply cared about her. We know we are in love when the other person can hurt even without trying. People always say you know you're in love when a person makes you happier than you thought you could possibly be – and I believed that to be true. However, being in love and realizing that you've just fallen in love are two different things. Accepting that you are in love is usually the most difficult part. Unless of course, you're one of those individuals who “falls in love” biweekly. These sorts of people don't count because they don't understand what love truly is.

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