Unconditional Love does exist... Both sides HAVE to have it or it can't happen.
The point is,GMW - anything that "HAVE to... " is CONDITIONAL by definition , sorry ,pal
BTW,lorelei - if you care to actually READ the thread before posting , you'll see for yourself that evryone is talking about how it would be nice to be RECEIVING unconditional love from the partner - and noone seems to be willing to be GIVING unconditional love to anyone but his/her own offsprings. Here we go :
only with parents and their children,pets and their owners,when it comes to love between two people it can be ... not unconditional
I have uncondional love for my child ...can't say I've had it for a man you hurts me your gone...condions conditions
Well, totally inconditional, I would say "no"
There comes a point where enough is enough.
I also know when or if to draw the line...
... love -- and especially support -- is conditional. The one who expects or desires that (unconditional) kind of love has to EARN it....
Unconditional love in a relationship is not only undesirable, but actually harmful. In most cases it gives the other person license to be selfish, greedy and abusive. ... in a lot of cases it can be counterproductive and deadly .
It's not true love unless the unconditional love is returned in kind.
One-sided love, especially the "unconditional" kind, SUCKS big time. Why would a person do that to themselves??
Love is never unconditional. You love someone because of who they are. That’s the condition right there.
I would not stick by ANYONE who is in jail for murder or rape.
Well...warrior is sure in good position to love unconditionally then , since there's hardly any chance his woman is ever going to be in jail for murder or rape....
I have unconditional love for my parents and siblings BECAUSE they have shown me the same. I don't have unconditional love for strangers ...or even a girlfriend .. unless they "demonstrate" they are worthy of such sacrifice and affection. To do otherwise is to surrender reason...and be susceptible to being taken advantage of.
I have unconditional love for my children...doesn't mean I will always like them. ...They also knew I would never lie, cheat or steal for them, nor would I want to see them do it to or for me.
( I guess there are some "conditions"
lore as I read your post I see several conditions. they must be your children and only open heart to someone you deem right. I see nothing but conditions in your statements.
Guess they should come already taught and all perfect, then you will have less conditions?
The concept of 'unconditional love' is great!! But it's a romantic fantasy. Human beings aren't capable of such a phenomenon. If your lover pushes you over a cliff, your love for them will naturally change.
I think only dogs love unconditionally.
If unconditional love means I would change anything and everything about myself to be what someone else wants, well... I don't think I can do that and I don't expect that from anyone. If it means I would forgive them, no matter what they did to whom (including hurting me), again, sorry.
I was lucky enough to have been the RECEPIENT of unconditional love
So much for "unconditional love" ...
Do you mean that the only person one can possibly love is ...him/her own self
( children are part of us, so loving our children is , in fact , loving ourselves ) , while the only ones who are capable of loving Humans are ...animals... ???
The point is - what you call "unconditional love" is , actually, one-sided affection .
Children don't love parents the way parent love them and owners hardly love their pets the same way pets "love" them.
unconditional? Accepting anything? Nope. I know from experience that I can take a lot, but hurting my kids is beyond the pale.
I love my kids and grandkids unconditionally. I would love them no matter what they did. I might not like their actions all the time, but even if they did the most horrible thing imaginable, I would still love them.
I wouldn't expect anyone else to love me unconditionally and I don't love others unconditionally.
Should I proceed ? Enough said....