Respect that precludes closeness is not Love, and not even Respect

The following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.

Question: With me, I see that whenever there is respect, there is a separation. Respect creates a distance. And with closeness, there is a loss of respect. You have earlier said that respect and love are essentially the same. How do these two go together?

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