Your feelings have such a high value to those who love you that they are on the lookout for them. They even look for the feelings you are afraid to know and gently inquire whether you want to show them.
–David Richo, How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving
I can speak to this firsthand with reference to the man who loves me and it is the greatest thing. JJ is gentle with me, and patient, and he encourages my emotional messiness. He takes such good care of me, even when I am ugly crying on his futon over something small, and I struggle to put into words the depth of my appreciation for this.