I'm on a journey of sorts to find out the true meaning of love. I have love for others. I have been physically and emotionally hurt for a good portion of my life and through all of that, I still love the one who has done these hurtful things to me. I now have a wonderful man in my love whom I love dearly, but... what exactly do I mean when I say that I love him? I feel as though I need to be able to answer that question fully. I do know that I love him, as he is the one that I want to marry (of that I am sure), but I can't distinguish between my love for him and others. I think the answer to this question will be found in the basis for marriage itself.