Love is the mutual exchange of vulnerabilities within the
context of a non-territorial, non-possessive and non-exploitative
It is further characterized by earning respect, winning
cooperation, and evolving trust, whereby, permission and encouragement
“to be or not to be” is counter balanced by the consistent challenge to
Ultimately, it is up to each partner, in a healthy,
mature adult relationship, to design, develop, implement, maintain,
nurture and make “love” into their own image.
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