The act of asking someone to love is steeped in surrender.
Complete unselfish surrender.
Offering everything I am, every day, over and over again.
Hoping that what the other person see is my soul, the offering I am making.
Not my fear. The fear that I am not good enough, that things won't last.
But it is the fear that makes things not work. It is the things we let get between us and bearing our souls that make things fall apart.
So the key is to bear my soul, every day, over and over again. In patience, acceptance, and honesty.