When you have something or someone that you love, you want to dote on them. Spoil them. Treat them right.
Like if you have kids, you want to make them happy. If you have a partner, you want to make him/her happy. Even if you have a dog, you want to make him/her happy.
So, you feed them. You buy them nice things. You spend time with them.
But you end up overfeeding them. Buying them too many things so you’re out of money. Spending too much time with them.
If you really loved them, you would want them to be healthy. And do what’s best for them.
And what’s best for them is not always what they want all the time. Sometimes, it’s more about what they need.
It can be tricky. It can hurt. And it can feel like you’re not loving them as much as you should.
But if you’re doing what’s best, you’re doing it right.