I'd define love as a long-term emotion of deep affection towards someone. Or just an emotion, in a nutshell.Interesting. I'm curious--how do you define love?
I ask only because I'm wondering if you define love as something that's more practical that unconditional.
I feel somewhat of an apprehension towards "unconditional" love, actually. Let me explain.
Usually when someone says "unconditional" it implies a certain idealism of love, romance or even infatuations.
Nothing wrong with that; I am guilty of it on occasion too. However it can take extreme measures where issues in the relationship go by unmentioned.
And then later the relationship ends in a huge bang. Where all the bottled up emotions explode. It's not pretty.
And rather then assuming responsibility for their actions (or lack thereof) they just write it off as "he was not the one".
Hence, I feel somewhat of an apprehension towards "unconditional love". I've seen it take negative turns too often.