“I love you. Period.” Or it could be extended to say, “I love you in spite of ...” or, “I love you anyhow...” or “I love you for no good reason.”
Now how do you think your ego could handle that? Do you really want to be loved for no good reason? Isnt that what unconditional love is? More often than not, the statement, “I love you,” is responded to with the question, “Why?” And when you ask for a “why” are you not asking for some condition? It sounds like, “Please love me unconditionally, but tell me why.” Thats the double bind.