What is love to you? Let me tell you. I believe Winnie the Pooh says it the best. "Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more....to give way to the happiness of the person you love." This means to me sometimes putting the feelings of the one you love before your own. This means listening without judgement, loving without conditions and accepting the other person exactly as they are.
Validation is the key! Love is making the other person feel seen, heard, understood, accepted and supported. Loved no matter what!