what do we do to show love to the ones we love. We try to make them happy, we do whatever we can in our power to see them smile, we give them what they want (within reason). But is that true love?
Whether it be your partner, your children, your family or your friends we want to see people happy. What we actually want is those to be happy with us. By us agreeing with them, buying them what they like, doing what they want, is actually a reflection on us as individuals, and our need to be liked and they feeling we get of knowing that people are happy with us. Let’s be honest, it’s a great feeling! So I completely get why we do it, i’m Just as guilty of the same, although I am much more aware of when I am doing. So is this genuine love? Not always, mostly this is just affection.
Love is doing the right thing for the person, regardless of how much they make not like you in that moment. Whether it be disciplining a child, or arguing your differing opinion with your partner.
When you love someone, you want the best for them. When show affection, you do what makes you feel good, making the other happy.