They were Unconditionally Loved Themselves
They come from families who have loved well and avoided the pitfalls of controlling, disrespectful, ego-filled relationships. Or they come from families who loved well, but did not communicate with respect and they learned how to go on to take that love and learn the type of communication that makes it truly unconditional. In other words, people who come from complicated backgrounds, but crave the growth and self-awareness it takes to love even better in the next generation.
There are also families that for the most part love unconditionally, yet they have these negative aspects of immaturity, ego, control and sadly they send a mixed message…
“I love you, but I don’t like you.”
This equals one part ‘unconditional love’ (I love you) with one part ‘conditional love’ (I don’t like you).