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Love, Lust or Attachment: How to Know the Difference

The Difference Between Love, Lust, and Attachment: Why We Have It All Wrong

Written by Jeremy Scott Lambert for Tiny Buddha

Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine

“Try not to confuse attachment with love. Attachment is about fear and dependency and has more to do with love of self than love of another.” ~Yasmin Mogahed

The feelings we get when meeting someone new are hard to understand at times. We have biopsychosocial and even spiritual responses and interactions with people we come into contact with.

We’ve all met someone and felt like we just want to be around them. They make us nervous (butterflies), we can’t think straight, we’re self-conscious, we just feel an overwhelming… pull toward them.

I have (like many before me) spent my life equating this experience with the very beginning stages of love or may even go as far as to proclaim this as “love at first sight.”

I did this because: