True love requires nothing in return. Their happiness is what we want even when their desires don’t align with our preferences. This doesn’t mean we don’t set boundaries or require kindness. It may even be healthy to distance ourselves if mutual respect is lacking. But we don’t stop loving them. Real love doesn’t die when those we love no longer fit into the roles we’ve designated for them. We know our love is real when we want them to follow their own compass rather than ours. The best gift we could ever give anyone is…

Unconditional love