I have met many who took zero minutes to “understand” me.
These are people who saw my creativity, my sensitivity, or my quirky personality and said, “I love that. That’s charming.”
But these same people never took the time to say, “I also accept and love the side of him that has needs, the side that has to process, the side that feels things so deeply, the side that’s inconvenient when it gets overwhelmed.”
If you can take the time to listen and accept me — for my whole being — I will love you more deeply than you have ever been loved before.
And if I can trust you when I’m overwhelmed, I will know I’ve found a soul mate.