Originally Posted by FlameKat
For me personally... keeping my integrity IS a battle...
>>To do that he needs to know all of me, completely and honestly. I need to know all of me, so therefore need to keep exploring myself. My personal integrity is key to that goal... however, I struggle with both his pain and my own...
I hate to be the bringer of bad news but your expectations are impossible.
Nobody can know "all of you completely and honestly."
Being a woman myself I do understand the desire to be understood. I have always wanted to be "understood" completely. But that is just not possible. The reason is, that we don't even understand ourselves
Also, if you are not willing to be completely honest,(for fear of hurting him) the chances of him (or anyone) knowing you completely are even more impossible.
He (your significant other) is not superman, nor is he a mindreader, nor is he an all knowing deity. He cannot know you completely.
I would say, don't set unrealistic goals for your relationship. You will never get there. Just have faith and love.