If we love someone, we feel safe with them. We feel vulnerable enough to open up our souls and expose who we truly are inside. If we love ourselves enough, we are open to showing other people the core of us. We accept ourselves unconditionally just as we are at that moment.
Maybe the loss of love is also the loss of those feelings of being safe. All of a sudden, we’re in a world that’s frightening. To go from a couple to a single is a difficult thing, whether that new status is brought about by divorce or death or any number of reasons. We no longer feel guarded, protected, having somebody close who has our back. Yet I’ve known situations where people maintained they felt love but the last thing they were was safe.
Love is safety.
What do you think?