If LOVE hurts it is not LOVE, but obsession and obsession is mental illness, unless the obsession is with LOVE itself and that is an obsession that never hurts; although it is still madness, but madness of the very best kind.
Obsessed by LOVE I am and mad I may BE!
“Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it, everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it, those who do will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all, never . . . never forget it.” ~ Curtis Judalet