Love Someone Unconditionally…To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return.
Unconditional love, simply put, is love without strings attached. It’s love you offer freely. Wanting someone to love you for yourself — no matter what — is an understandable desire. You don’t base it on what someone does for you in return. You simply love them and want nothing more than their happiness.
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Accept them for who they are, faults and all.
Finding someone who truly understands you and accepts your flaws in all is a blessing in disguise. We all have faults, that’s what makes us human. Sometimes we wonder how someone can see past the flaws…but really, the flaws aren’t flaws at all, only in our minds. Love who you are!
“The one who is meant for you encourages you to be your best but still loves & accepts you at your worst.”― Unknown
“When we are looking for someone to love, we do so with images of perfection in our mind. He/She has to be true, beautiful, and good. But when you decide to love someone, we do so by embracing all his or her imperfections, knowing that we too, need to be embraced despite our own flaws.”― Mhargs Abuda
“The best thing in life is finding someone who knows all your flaws, mistakes, and weaknesses and still thinks you’re amazing.”― Unknown
“Rather than looking for someone who completes you, look for someone who accepts you completely.”― Unknown
“None of us is perfect and have some or the other flaws. But flaws can always be done away with if we just try.”― Anurag Prakash Ray
Go out of your way for them no matter what the distance.
Loving someone unconditionally sometimes means you have to go travel great emotional distances to meet them. This isn’t always the most fun thing to have to do, but it is the road unconditional love will take you.
“Distance unites missing beats of two hearts in love.”― Munia Khan
“Love will travel as far as you let it. It has no limits.”― Dee King
“Distance means so little, when someone means so much.”― Tom McNeal
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”― Helen Keller
“Distance between two people is inconsequential when their souls are united.”― Matshona Dhliwayo
When they are happy, you are happy.
Unconditional love creates a special bond between two people. Love — it makes us smile, it makes us giggle, and it makes us rejoice in the little moments we share together.
“Love means to see the one you love happy.” ― Nicholas Sparks
“Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.” ― Orhan Pamuk
“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved — loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” ― Victor Hugo
“The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.” ― Douglas Wood
“Nothing makes a person happier than having a happy heart.” ― Roy T. Bennett
It pleases you to be around them.
When you love someone unconditionally you always want to be around that person. You always want to be there for them, especially when they are sad. That’s when they need your love the most. Unconditional love is the love that draws you closer to your lover when they are the hardest to reach emotionally.
“Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.” – Thomas Fuller
“If you love someone, the greatest gift you can give them is your presence.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
“When you care for someone, it’s not all about being with them… It’s about being there for them.”― Unknown
“Whatever keeps me in your arms. And I’m thanking you for being there for me.” – Christina Aguilera
“People don’t always need advice. Sometimes all they really need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen, and a heart to understand them.”― Unknown
You are quick to forgive.
When you love someone unconditionally you really forgive them for their mistakes before they even make them. That doesn’t mean you’re giving them a golden ticket to mess up, it just means forgiveness comes easily.
“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.” – Brynt H. McGill
“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness” – Robert Muller.
“Forgiveness Is the Best Form of Love. It Takes Strong Person to Say Sorry and an Even Stronger Person to Forgive.”― Unknown
“Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it.” – Mason Cooley
We could go on for pages about qualities that make up unconditional love, but these are a few important ones to understand. The key to living a long healthy relationship is forgiveness, acceptance, and unconditional love for both your partner and for yourself.