Interesting question. What does it mean to you to allow another person to fully love you?
For me, it means being vulnerable, and allowing someone into the hidden places of my heart. It means trusting that I am not going to be hurt by this person, and that they will guard my heart with their every ounce of strength. It means sharing my secrets and being open and honest and expecting the same. It means allowing someone else to help me, and realizing it's because they want to, not because I'm incompetent.
It means recognizing that pain is a part of my life and this other person will not walk away from me during hard times and struggles and anguish. It means knowing that I will stay beside this person in their struggles and hard times and anguish. It means we are in it together, for the long run - leaving is not an option.
It means accepting my own flaws and foibles and knowing that I am still special to someone else, whether despite of or because of those unique things that make me, me.
And finally, it means the world to me to have a special someone, who is and does all of these things. That someone is my husband Ray, the most treasured relationship I have on this earth.
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, FAI, Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (Surgical Menopause and drug related), plus physically unable to vomit due to Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins...a joy for blood work or IV's)
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Nortriptyline
Other: Vitamin D, Multi-Vitamin