To love is to risk being disappointed, let down and broken hearted and be vulnerable anyway. Love & freedom both require risk. It's not about whether someone else lives up to your expectations, but if you live up to your own.
Don't be attached to people, focus inward on your own experience of love and bring that to every situation. This is how you take your power back!
If you do this authentically, everything your Heart desires AND MORE will be yours.