When you love someone, you let them inside the corners of your soul you keep hidden from the rest of the world. You allow yourself to be vulnerable in front of them. You tear your walls down and give them full access to your heart. You do not hold anything back from them. You offer them every little sliver of yourself.
When you love someone, you show them your bad side. You do not keep any stories restricted from them out of fear they will judge you. You know they will still love you even after hearing about the darkest things you have done. You know that instead of dwelling on something that happened to you in the past, they will be proud of you for turning your life around and becoming the beautiful, soft-hearted person that you are today.
When you love someone, you tell each other everything. You are completely open. You do not hide facts from them because you know they are going to get annoyed by the real story. You do not twist the truth in order to make yourself look better. You do not disrespect them by only giving them half the details in order to manipulate them into thinking the way you want them to think.
When you love someone, you answer all of their questions with as much honesty as you can give. You do not dodge and weave around topics that are uncomfortable. You do not make them feel like having a conversation with you is like pulling teeth. You are straightforward with them. You tell them harsh truths instead of telling them what they want to hear because you do not want to lie to them, not even a little.
When you love someone, you express your emotions in front of them. You do not hurry into the bathroom when you feel tears welling in your eyes. You let them watch you cry because you are comfortable around them, because you know they are not annoyed by your feelings, because you know they are happy to hold you and help you through whatever pain you are experiencing.
When you love someone, you tell them about the hopes, the fears, and the insecurities you have not mentioned to anyone else before. You give them classified information about yourself that you have never even offered your closest friends. You are completely transparent with them because you know they love you unconditionally.
When you love someone, you respect their secrets. You guard them with a lock and key. You do not get drunk at bars and tell all of your friends stories that you know your person would prefer to keep private. You do not laugh behind their back. You do not throw something personal they trusted you enough to tell you into your next argument when you are trying to say the most hurtful words possible.
When you love someone, you show them your true self and you love them for being their authentic self.