Simply said, unconditional love is love without conditions. It’s love that you freely give. You don’t judge someone based on what they do for you in return. You truly adore them and desire nothing more than for them to be happy. This kind of love, also known as compassionate or agape love, may seem familiar. Perhaps it reminds you of your parents’ affection for you or your own love for your child. While unconditional love is frequently associated with familial affection, many people seek it out in romantic relationships as well. It’s normal to want someone to adore you for who you are, no matter what. However, this form of love may still feel like something out of a fairy tale or a movie, and not something that most people experience. Feelings of unconditional love stimulate brain areas. The findings imply that unconditional love engages some of the same reward system locations in the brain as romantic love. In other words, the simple act of completely loving someone can elicit positive emotions. Receiving unconditional love can have a positive impact on one’s emotional well-being. Children who receive more affection from their parents or caretakers grow up to be more resilient as adults. They are also less likely to suffer from mental health issues. According to the findings of a 2013 study, unconditionally loving children boosts their long-term health and well-being. This shows that parental unconditional love may protect children against the detrimental, often long-lasting impacts of childhood trauma or abuse.