I find that the strongest relationships arise when both partners honestly divulge their preferences and work together to create a relationship structure that enables both of them to fully support one another in their quests to live the best lives they can.
What happens when you are always the one who keeps one foot near the door? You never get fully immersed into the relationship, never open up wholeheartedly to the person standing in front of you. They can sense it. They can tell you are a ticking bomb. They won’t want to open up to you because you are looking at this potential relationship like sand in an hourglass. If you feel an inkling of probable heartache lurking in the corners, you are out the door.