posted: Mar. 03, 2022.
This topic has come up in a few of my sessions, time and time again. Unconditional Love. Whether it be romantic relationships, platonic relationships, parental relationships, etc., how do you love? What does your love say about you? How do you embody your love?
Not dependent on conditions (not to be confused or misconstrued with boundaries)
Being there for someone when it’s not convenient
No quid-pro-quo, no tit for tats
Bad breath/Stinky farts are allowed, your imperfect self is welcomed
You are allowed to be as underwhelming or overwhelming as you are, come as you are
No records of “right” or “wrong”
Words match action
No bartering for love
Invested in you and the you that you are becoming
The love is still real even after a break-up (thus, while you may not be together, you want what is best for the person, even if it is not you)
The love never changes after long periods of not communicating (i.e., adult friendships)
The love isn’t self-centered, definitely not just about me me me me
—Angela Sallie, Psy. D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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