I would like to add a stipulation. Love like I have written about above ONLY works when BOTH parties are in it together. If this act is one sided, that is called narcissism. When one party writes a blank check and the other side routinely cashes it without giving in equal measure, NARCISSISM. Also known as evil. Dawn was a victim of that (in different ways) in both of her prior marriages. If you allow yourself to be the receiver or if you allow your partner to be the taker, life will be devoid of love at some point. The giver must be replenished by the reciprocation of this action. If not, eventually, the well will run dry and the narcissist will leave looking for more fertile fields and they will be certain to make sure everyone knows it is not their fault. Love is a responsibility and a treasure. Act accordingly.