Love is not what the movies and hit songs tell us it is.Recommended reading.
Love doesn't hurt. If it hurts it's something else. Fear. Attachment. Idolatry. Addiction. Possessiveness.
Nobody's heart aches out of love. In pop culture, love gets conflated with desire all the time. From childhood we learn you can like something, or you can love it, as if it's only different degrees of the same thing.
Love is all selflessness. It's the opposite of need and attachment. To an individual it's a sensation of allowing, rather than seeking. Letting go, rather than grasping....