I was thinking about it today (of course I was, I'm getting divorced), and I think I boiled down \"womanly love\" to one single, simple, easily digested sentence.
When a woman says \"I love you\", what she means is \"I need you\".
At any time, if that NEED vaporizes (you become incapable of providing, she find a better provider, you become injured and unable to work, she wants a baby and you find you are infertile, etc), she will be gone with the first puff of wind.
When a man says \"I love you\", he means \"I am firmly committed to you\".
That's why about 75-80% of divorces are initiated by the wife.
In the past, I have been very excited when a woman said she loved me. In the future, I will remember how to properly translate her words. I would like to be loved. But I won't take it to mean anything other than \"I need you right now\".