Sunday, February 10, 2008
Conditionally and Unconditionally
To love and accept other people unconditionally means placing no conditions on the other as to how to behave or what to be in order to receive acceptance and love from you. I feel bad for my son, his wife and my granddaughter because my ex-wife's family (mostly ex-wife's mother) have been placing conditional requirements for them to give their love. The actions are controlling and manipulative because they are setting conditions which my son must meet before they fully accept and love him, his wife and their daughter is just very controlling and manipulative. My own family don't even do that even when we have our differences. We may be disappointed in some of our relatives actions but they are always loved and welcome at all family functions. Its just tough mentally and emotionally when these issues have surfaced.