What we know as love actually goes by a different name: acceptance. Love is just acceptance on steroids. Think of it this way, when you love someone, you basically accept them for who they are. Faults and beauties, blemishes and grace. You take that person holistically and you give them your heart. You open up to them and tell them, “This is who I am. I’ve accepted you as a person. So will you do the same for me?” Think of all the people you love. Friends, family, and maybe a boyfriend or girlfriend.. or both. You’ve accepted them haven’t you? And they’ve accepted you. You trust them and they trust you. You have their back, and they have yours.