Some of us find it more vulnerable to give. Some of us find it more vulnerable to receive. Both tendencies can actually be control mechanisms- by always giving, we never have to actually take in another’s love; by always receiving, we never have to risk someone rejecting our love. The healthier relationships are those where we can celebrate and be celebrated, where we can love and be loved. A mutual appreciation society with everyone’s heart on their sleeves.
How beauty-full is that. – Jeff Brown