There’s a lot to be said about the topic of unconditional love and this is a subject I struggle with quite a bit. I don’t think we can necessarily turn off love as if it were a water fountain or a light switch. However, I do think there are times in our lives that we must distance ourselves from people we love. I have loved a lot of people in my life. Despite what people like to believe, I’m a very loving person with a lot of love to give. With that said, I am not perfect, nor will I continue to show someone that love if they mistreat me or endanger my well being. It has taken me years to get to a place where I’m even close to loving myself as completely as I should. I’ll be damned if I’m going to risk that self love for someone that treats me or themselves like shit.
I wouldn’t say that my love has conditions, but there’s only one person on this planet that I will ever love so completely that no matter what they do (imagine the absolute worst) that I would still love them with all of my heart…and that person is my mother. Everyone else? Well, I love some people more deeply than others, but there are some sure fire ways to kill my love. I’ve walked away from people I loved more than once, because they’re too self centered or delusional. Friendship and love are two way streets, you get what you give with me. So, if you treat me as disposable, I will be leave. If you treat me like an option, I’ll remove myself from the equation. It really is that simple, because I’m not gonna be your ride or die knowing you’re going to jump out of the car before we drive off the cliff.