To nibble on an ear when you're full of romance and bubbling hormones and the room is scented with perfume, is one thing; to still be bibbling when that ear holds a hearing device, the room is scented with Bengay, and you have to get up to get your teeth---that's something else. That's love and loyalty.
When passion wanes, can love stay strong? Listen: "Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demad its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong.... if you love someone yuou will be loyal to him or her no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him/her, always expect the best of him/her, and always stand your ground in defending him or her.....There are three things that remain.----faith, hope, and love----and the greatest of these is love" ( ! Corinthians 13:4-7 &13 TLB)