We always talk about giving unconditional love to our special someone. However, do we really understand what it means to love unconditionally? Do we know what it means to love without conditions?
Unconditional Love Is The Purest Kind Of Love
Whenever we get into a relationship, we always think that the kind of love we should receive is reciprocal. It’s like, “I have feelings for you so I will care for and adore you. I expect you to do the same.” There’s nothing wrong with this, of course. However, with unconditional love, we don’t really care about our own happiness. Whether the person reciprocates or not, all we should care about is their own happiness.
Is Unconditional Love Similar To Enabling?
From the definition, you might think that loving unconditionally is similar to enabling, or allowing the other person to run free whether he or she is doing wrong or right. No, unconditional love isn’t about just letting the other person do as he or she pleases. True unconditional love gives a person a chance to change and improve.
How Do You Know If You’re Loving Unconditionally?
There are a few ways to tell if you are loving without conditions. One way is to ask yourself if you are loving the person you’re with to the fullest in your capability. Other ways to tell are as follows:
- Extending yourself to your girlfriend/boyfriend, wife/husband.
- Giving someone the support they need and making the situation conducive for growth.
- Getting rid of your boundaries and standing firm about your decision to be with the person no matter what.
Understand that giving unconditional love to a person is hard but it is the purest love you can give. Normally, we relate it to a parent-child relationship. However, we should start relating it to the love between a husband and a wife.
Stronger Relationships With The Unconditional Mindset
If we go into a serious relationship with the unconditional mindset, we will build better and stronger relationships. Since we have already conditioned our mind to love no matter what, there’s a lesser chance of breakups or getting separated. For more tips about relationships, read other posts on the blog.