To your open your heart, steadily, day by day–this is the toughest thing in a relationship. For some reason, we have this societal notion that men function not by exploring their emotions and coming to terms with what they feel, but by holding everything back, giving little, taking more. Yet it is the strongest of men whom are able to relax their defenses completely and give themselves to faith in love, faith in life, faith in themselves. It is the toughest of men whom are able to see their enemy within themselves, whom are able to see the god within everything, able to see all things within themselves. Men who must take out their problems on their loved ones and the world because they are keeping love pent up inside are weaklings. A true human being knows how to recognize joy–and will work ceaselessly to preserve it.