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Definition: Unconditional love in marriage refers to a love that has no demands, no limits, no expectations, no requirements, no thoughts of reciprocation, and no conditions. Unconditional love is not affected by reality or harmful behaviors.
"Unconditional love means love without condition, yes? Love without requirements, free of oaths and contracts, expectations and attachments. Love that is offered without the anticipation of getting something in return. Love that does not need to be coddled or catered to, in order for it to flow. Love given free of contingencies or qualifications. A Love impervious to approval or disapproval."
Source: Elizabeth Reninger. "Unconditional Love." Taoism.about.com.

For many, in real life, unconditional love is rare and is considered an idealized love. Many think it is reasonable to have a mature and deep love for your spouse that has conditions. Most individuals have a line that if crossed is a deal breaker in their marriage.

Also Known As: Complete love, unilateral love, real love, ideal love, true love.
Examples:
She believed that his love for her was unconditional.

For some, a belief in unconditional love can trap them in abusive situations.

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