I really, really needed this tonight! That’s probably why I highlighted every other sentence. :) There’s so much good here. I kinda always wondered why I had an issue with the word, loyalty. I took care of my wife, right to the bitter end. But it wasn’t loyalty or obligation. It was what I chose to do. Because, well there was nothing else that mattered to me. Now, I’ve been held to standards of loyalty, since her. And it always carried that set of expectations that rankled me. Love is love. It’s not love when it carries a bunch of expectations, of loyalty, or much of anything else. Except love. Nothing else is necessary, it all comes as part of the authentic package. I know, because I’ve lived it. If one doesn’t know that, I kinda think maybe they don’t know real love.