6:46 minutes

Unconditional love is healthy.

Strong feelings require setting boundaries.

These are guidelines for appropriate actions and interpersonal connections.

They preserve our emotional well-being.

Healthy boundary means that one doesn’t abuse another.

You don’t take advantage of their kindness or take them for granted.

Enmeshment is a boundary problem that often comes with loving unconditionally.

Enmeshed relationships struggle to distinguish their own identities from the identity of a loved one.

Unconditional love exposes us to hurt or betrayal.

Feeling responsible for loved ones can become an unhealthy obsession, somewhat hypocritical and paradoxical.

Unconditional love is love without strings attached.

It’s love offered freely.

It’s not based on what someone does for you in return.

You simply love them and want nothing more than their happiness.

Unconditional love is an active choice to continue loving with no expectations or rewards.

Unconditional love is sometimes a gruesome, painful and sacrificial way to care for another human being.

Unconditional love is attainable perfection because we have given and received it.

We are accepted without demands.

Unconditional love is when someone believes in you.

They support us through both triumph and tragedy.