Do you expect your partner to return the love that you give him or her? In most cases, the answer would be yes for most of us. That’s because we view love as a give-and-take arrangement. Yes, to an extent, it is. But, real love is selfless and doesn’t expect anything in return. Would it be possible for us to love without expectations?
Easy Ways To Love Without Expectations
Is it really possible to love someone and not expect anything in return? Well, yes. Our mothers, the primary caregivers of our life, have taken care of us to a point where they give up certain things. For example, they may have given up their career or their identity to put our needs first. That’s just what mothers do. In terms of romantic love, you can do the same thing in the following ways:
1. Honesty In Your Own Doings
Are you a reliable person? You should first be if you want to love without expectations. If you are honest in your own doings – show up when you say you’re going to show up and keep your promises – you’ll have a much easier time finding a person who is also honest.
2. To Love Without Expectations, Yo Have To Show Compassion
Show compassion in situations that need it the most. You have to show compassion towards yourself. For example, you must forgive yourself for all the short-comings you have done. You won’t always please the people in your life, so you have to deal with it. The more that you do, the easier it will be to show compassion to others.
3. Learn About What’s Not In Your Control
Not everything will go as you planned them to go. And, that is perfectly fine. You have to accept that everything will eventually fall apart every now and then. However, falling pieces doesn’t mean that they cannot be puzzled back together again.
So, what do you think? Are you ready to give that special person in your life unconditional love? Are you ready to love without expectations? Of course, it is not going to be easy because a selfless kind of love requires sacrifices. For more dating and relationship tips, read other posts on the blog.