‘Crazy Stupid Love’ might be the best title of a romantic comedy that tells the story of people who are in love, and not falling in love. After all, it comes close to capturing the essence of crazy things people do for love. If you look at most romantic comedies, they are about two people who fall in love with each other through the course of the film. But not this one.
It tells the story of people who are already in love and are trying their best to keep it alive. The title is the most appropriate because love really is crazy and sometimes stupid. I mean the idea of willingly spending a long amount of time, calling a person yours is weird if you look at how the rest of the biological relationships work, and yet, it is the most important relationship for everyone.
There is little room for contention that people do the craziest of things in love. Let’s see what these are.
10 Crazy Things People Do For Love
Speaking of crazy things done for love, Jaime Lannister summed it up to the T in the opening episode of Game of Thrones when he pushed Bran from the top of a tower all because the young boy discovered the secret of the incestuous love between the Lannister siblings. “The things we do for love,” he said, without a shred of remorse, as he and Cersei watched Bran fall to his presumed death.
Now, for most of us normal folks, crazy things done for love don’t even come close to this horrid act that had everyone shuddering in horror. But there is no denying that love makes you crazy, and you end up doing things you wouldn’t have imagined otherwise.
Case in point are these 10 crazy things people do when they’re in love:
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People in love give each other their bodies and I don’t mean just sexually. Yes, sex is an important part of a relationship, but we’re talking about a whole different level of intimacy. And that intimacy gets really real, really quickly in relationships.
Whether it is shaving your partner’s back, nursing them back to health, changing their clothes when they’re drunk, craziest love expressions often involve forgetting the boundaries of personal space and privacy. Partners treat each other’s bodies the way a mother would a child’s when it’s sick. This kind of physical intimacy which is non-sexual is rarely found in other relationships.
2. Merging of assets
This might sound logical or tame, but it totally counts among the crazy things people do, if you put it in perspective. Couples merge their assets, so any money or anything that they accumulate together is owned jointly.
Where else do you see that happening in the world? This idea of merging each other’s financial identities is completely bonkers if you look at it in comparison with the rest of the world.
3. Moving base
Now, a lowdown on crazy things done for love wouldn’t be complete without talking about how seamlessly people uproot their entire lives and move – sometimes across continents and to entirely unknown places – to be with their significant other.
As the famous quote says, “We were together, I forget the rest.” The meaning of this quote doesn’t get any more real than in instances where one partner moves to another place to be with their love. It seems logical to look at, but it is crazy to uproot yourself, quit your job and move to another part of the world for another person.
But in such places love is reason enough to make people do it.
4. Change friendships
Not all things that people do in love are positive. Sometimes in the course of loving someone, people lose out on other vital relationships in their lives. The hardest hit are the friendships that fade into the background when you’re smitten with your partner.
More often than not, couples become so engrossed in the relationships that it doesn’t even occur to them that they’re losing people or they choose to let people go because their partner wants them to. If you ask us, not making time for friends is one of the craziest things to do in love and totally uncool.
5. Quit their job
While this may be debated, we have all seen logical, rational people, mostly women, quit their job and take on the domestic world while the other partner becomes the breadwinner, for love. Some couples think this balances things out, and in cases where this decision is being made as a legitimate choice and not as a dictum, it is worth respecting.
However, if one partner is sacrificing their ambitions and goals at the altar of a relationship because they feel obligated to do so, then it counts among the craziest things to do for love.
6. Blinders on
While it’s important to build trust in any relationship, trusting someone blindly and ignoring signs of wrongdoing isn’t. Some people become oblivious to the negative qualities in their partner and don’t notice them until someone points them out. Sometimes even their attention is drawn to these red flags, they remain in denial and defend all of their partner’s negative things.
It is this craziest love manifestation that becomes a breeding ground for toxic dynamics and unhealthy partnerships, more often than not.
7. Give things away
While some couples merge their assets, some take on the responsibility of the other person to the point where they end up spending all their money according to the whims of their partner. You need only Google the names of the celebrities who lost all their fortune to the whims of their husbands.
Debbie Reynolds, the Hollywood icon, went broke because her husband gambled away all her money. Putting the blinders on can sometimes have very real consequences. Losing your hard-earned money and exposing yourself to financial perils is one of the crazy things done for love by people across cultures and generations.
8. Tell all
People who’re in love for the first time or after a long time turn the relationship into a badge of honor and it seems to be the only thing they talk about ALL THE TIME. They give out unnecessary details (TMI alert!) to anyone who is willing to lend an ear.
Among the many crazy things people do in love, this takes the cake in its annoyance quotient. Just spare the world details about action in the bedroom and how adorable your boo looks asleep.
9. Songs make sense
This one’s not negative but it is crazy. The rosy, almost saccharine love songs suddenly start making sense when you’re in love. The change is so apparent that it can boggle your mind. One day after falling in love, you’ll start humming along with a love song and start meaning the words instead of just singing it.
This moment, if you notice it, can be wonderful and yet completely bonkers. This is one of the cute yet crazy things people do when they’re smitten with someone.
The one constant and crazy thing people do for love is change who they’re. It may be unavoidable to a certain extent, as suddenly your priorities change and your world begins to revolve around that one special person. As long as everything shifts just a little bit and yet enough to make a noticeable difference, it is understandable. After all, change is the only constant in life. However, some people stretch this ‘new me in love’ avatar too far. That is neither healthy nor appealing
Whether you look through the annals of history or at couples around you, the examples of crazy things done for love are abundant. Yes, love makes you crazy at least during those initial days of heady romance. However, giving in to the heady rush and floating away with your feelings isn’t necessarily a bad thing as long as you don’t lose sight of the big realistic picture.