By Harold Klemp
Q: How can one have a healthy, loving relationship without getting too attached?
A: Not to get attached is often taken to mean “not to get involved.” It actually means not to let your idea of how things should be dictate the relationship. That kind of love has strings attached. It means always trying to have your partner do what you think is right.
Those with pure love do all they can to let their mates grow in every way.
So we come to the real meaning of detached love. It means to let others exist without forcing our will upon them. That is spiritual love.
Excerpted from Youth Ask a Modern Prophet about Life, Love, and God.