I am sure you’ve heard many definitions of love. Many qualifications, standards even. Gleanings from intuition and a few by experience. Here is one more for you to keep in your attic.
You don’t have to lie to your love.
Not that the truth is more comforting than the lie: it often hurts more than a lie, but the need, if the need to lie doesn’t exist – it is exhilarating – almost like a flight in the big blue sky. Initially to the potential liar and eventually to the person who never heard the lie.