Love is more than a feeling, and there are no set parameters on it. Love is not just one way, its more than that feeling, and yes, it does hurt too. Love is not just people, its all around you.
I would rather love, that to not have ever experienced it. I have gone through a whirlwind ride, and have given my heart. I wont squash it or beat it down, I will let it love and be loved. I give it all, no matter what.
If someone chooses to be a part of my love, then its wonderful and fulfilling. If they choose another route, its ok, as I will still love them no matter what.
If someone loves you that much, they will not hold any barriers on you or against you. They will love you. Love will grow if you let it, and it will fill your senses and help you move through the hard times, whether its relationship problems, family, sickness, doesn't matter, or all the good times. Let your love loose.