We all want to be loved, regardless of any circumstances or faults we may have. Unconditional love may not be easily developed, but it is not impossible. It becomes a reality when we accept someone exactly how they are without any judgment or bias.
When we think of this kind of love, we understand that it is the love between parents and their children. But it goes beyond that; unconditional love is something that you have to develop to be successful in all of your relationships. When we love someone unconditionally, we only care if they are happy without them having to change their ways for us or to try and work on their flaws or qualities so that they can cater to us. This is the kind of love that doesn’t expect anything from the other person as you give them the freedom to be their most authentic self and, therefore, thrive. It is the kind of love that centers around the other person’s growth.
Unconditional love plays a very vital role in relationships because it helps both sides experience the kind of joy that they have because of each other with no personal goals. These relationships are stronger because those in the relationship won’t end up leaving just because of petty predicaments. Two people are committed to each other and see their relationship to the end, despite any hardships that get in the way. In relationships, unconditional love is what sets two people free and brings abundance to the relationship.
However, we should not compare negative behaviors with our partners, such as lies and cheating. This is when the relationship becomes toxic and should not be compared to a relationship where you have to forgive the other person for these actions. This kind of love should be discerned from unconditional love.
Mutual respect is what shapes unconditional love to be what it is, other than the fact that we expect our partners to put up with any of our behavior. We should not give people what they want while it takes pieces of us. When this happens, it is important to maintain boundaries because that is when a relationship stops being toxic. Unconditional love isn’t just about receiving; it’s also about giving by going out of our way to love the other person. This kind of love exists when the love surpasses minor quarrels and continues to live on despite all our disagreements as long as there is good communication and the ability to cater to the other person’s happiness.
Research has shown that different parts of the brain show the most activity. And this is connected to a very rewarding experience. If you want to get at the heart of unconditional love, read Grumpy Billionaire: Friends To Lovers by Edward Ivory, who highlights how this kind of love is prevalent among two people who fall in love during their journey together and understand the meaning of true love.