When the love you offer is not the love that someone wants, chances are they will walk away. But know this – you did not love that person any less. Your love is not defined by how it was received. It is defined by how you chose to give. And you can give love freely and completely even when you choose to stand by your convictions. Boundaries do not mean a lack of love – it is love reinforced by respect, for yourself and for the other person.