Can you imagine having a loved one who refused to be your loved one because they thought they were just not worthy or capable?
Can you imagine the ache your heart would feel if you said, “Its ok, I’m not concerned with your opinion of yourself, please come here.” Only to have them reply something to the effect that they still wanted to have things in order first?
Can you imagine the ache when they refused relationship because they wanted to finish the book about how you worked in history before being your lover?
Can you imagine that person saying, "I don't do enough for you to deserve this kind of desire on your part"
Can you imagine the loss?