How do you give your heart, give of yourself? Do you give your whole heart all at once? Or gradually, piece by piece? Or do you give your whole heart in the beginning & then over time take back pieces as they do things you don't like? Do you ever really give your whole heart or do you always hold a piece back, just in case? I don't know if there's a right way or a wrong way to jump off the cliff into love & relationships.
We all want the idea of unconditional love. Someone who will love us despite our faults & flaws. Someone who finds our quirks charming (most of the time anyway) instead of a cause for a fight or a reason to say we're "wrong" or "bad" for having them. I think it's possible to have that version of unconditional love. Now don't get me wrong - there are things, comments or actions, that could cause my love to waver or even stop but those things aren't "conditions". Not in the sense that "If you don't cheat on me then I will love you". Then I would always be wondering or questioning if that person were true before I could love them that day/week/month. If/then conditions (if you do/don't to this then I will love you) really have no place in love.
However, everybody has breaking points or things that are non-negotiable to them in relationships. Lying, cheating, stealing, to name a few. But if you are in fear of those things happening that fear begins to taint the time that those things don't happen.
What's easier to admit to another, your feelings or your mistakes/disappointments? We always want to "put our best foot forward" but if you think about it it's someone's weaknesses or fears that endears them to us. I am horrible about showing my weaknesses, the soft underbelly that is me. I know this & even knowing it doesn't make it easy to let my guard down.
It's all a process...