Loving with freedom.

True. There are people who think loving someone means controlling them in obvious ways which is abuse; or by manipulative means as if their loved ones are toys which is insensitivity; or even blackmail which is obviously criminal.
To offer freedom to another, one has to experience freedom and understand it comes with maturity which unfortunately is not picked off the store shelf.
It comes from a deep conviction that loving is sharing, listening and learning from each other. That readiness to do these and more is not weakness but the right thing to do.
Maturity is also nurtured over time.

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