Well, obviously I can only speak for myself. But, I wonder sometimes if the man doesn't love more deeply than a woman.
We are emotional creatures, we women. But I think that we are pulled in so many different directions all at the same time that it's hard to give one person their due.
I feel I love my children more deeply than my husband does. Not because he's a bad person or doesn't love them enough, but because I carried them in my womb, and I would do anything, ANYTHING for them. There's a very strong emotional attachment there, something I really have no control over. But I often wonder if I feel that same way for my husband. Would I die for him? I would have to of course, first take into consideration my children. I couldn't do that to them--leave them to this world without my presence (although some days I think they'd be better off without my inept mothering skills).
I very much believe my husband would sacrifice anything for me though. His love runs deep and strong and true.
My love for him is also deep and strong and true. I wouldn't ever do anything to knowingly hurt him.
I think there's still, after all these years of marriage, a small part of me that holds myself back from him. You know, that little part way back in the subconscious that doesn't want to be hurt, or laughed at, or rejected, and I think it stops me from giving love more completely.
There's something for me to strive to be BETTER at.
A mother's love is surely different than a lover's love, so maybe the comparison is flawed.
Regardless, I hope you all have a lovely Valentines weekend, and give all those you love a little extra lovin'! I plan to.