I agree that in any relationship, the foundation should be built on trust and loyalty to one another in a relationship. Love is a special bond between two people and it should be equal in effort and understanding. Personally, I do not see a person who tries so much while the other person takes their relationship for granted love because it isn’t fair to the person who tries while the other could care less. For the story, I read more than halfway towards the story to realize the possibility that the narrator could be a woman, which goes off towards the conventional male-female relationships we either assume or want to assume. Love is something that should be honest, cared for, and free of charge with the effort to respect the person.