“True love birthed with lies is not true love, it is deception.
True love filled with abuse is not true love, it is lust, power, and control.
True love with a selfish partner is not true love, it is unrequited love and codependency.”
This article is the first in a two-part series. The second part will appear in a post next week.
What is real love?
Poets and writers have attempted to define true love for centuries. While true love is certainly something worth striving for, it’s not all candlelight and romantic walks on the beach. Men and women speak a different language when it comes to showing and receiving love. This sometimes results in interactions that are less than ideal. However, in a mutually loving relationship, each partner is ultimately treated with respect and consideration; two things that are absent in a relationship with a Narcissist. At least, from their side.
Often, part of what makes a person susceptible to a one-sided, abusive relationship is painful experiences from childhood. Unfortunately, it was during this time that many people learned about conditional love. Specifically, if you were behaving in a particular…
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