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Old 07-10-2013, 04:59 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Rayah(812) View Post
1. Does love exist without conditions?

2. Does love exist without trust?

I have some opinions but I would like to see what others on the forum think... I'm mostly sure one of those, but I'm conflicted about the other. BTW I mean human to human love, not that between human and a divine being or animals, etc.
1. Yes..TRUE love can only exist without "conditions"
2. Yes, no trust is needed for love to exist
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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Someone said: "I love everyone, but don't have to like them".

What is that mean anyways? How do you love someone when you don't like them? What is "Love" mean in this case? Treating them well? Thinking well of them? Wishing them well?

Obviously it's not loving them by your feelings since you can't feel loving towards someone you don't like, right?
I said that. What it means is that I may totally disagree with what they do, they may be mean, they may be lost or illogical and disrespectful. But I have my boundaries and I am not forced to be subjected to thier doings. But, because they are human, and all humans are flawed, I love them anyway.
Loving someone does not mean that they are someone I would marry, be in a relationship with or invite over for a holiday dinner.
Not everyone has had a 'perfect' life and loved and cared for as a child, or even taught how to be an honorable person. This does not make them unworthy of love. Everyone needs to be loved.
And yes, treat them with respect, offer compassion and if they need help and it can be provided without crossing boundaries, then it is done.
I can give a jerk my love, but I don't have to give them money, or bring them into my home.

"Obviously it's not loving them by your feelings since you can't feel loving towards someone you don't like, right?"
Not right- loving them is unconditional. Meaning it does not matter what they do, they are still loved.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Orange County
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There is no such thing as unconditional love between a man and a woman. At one time I thought that there was but past experiences have made me realize that this is not possible.

There is unconditional love between a parent and a child. The love between a parent and a child is a different kind of love than between a man and a woman. It is a stronger love that cannot be broken. I have realized this from past experiences too.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:38 AM
 
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I have also come to believe that Love, because it is a feeling, can be unconditional. Sometimes, no matter what a partner does, feelings toward them do not change. Relationships, however, are working partnerships. As such, they require conditions, boundaries, limits, and directions to run smoothly.
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