Most of us treat love like an external force. It's something that happens to us, strikes us like an arrow or overcomes us like a storm. There is a problem with thinking of love this way, and that is that it can slant our focus outward.
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Reality is, when you're in a partnership with someone, their problems are yours, and your problems are theirs.
It is important to realize that there is no winning side of this fence; the shame of rejection is really no better than the guilt of turning away. The pain is equal.
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