The reason for this choice is not selfish
but based within my caring for us both.
If I love you first, I must place greater value on you than on me.
It will, therefore, be hard to feel that I am more than second best.
If I love you first, and you change, my love may not be able to keep up.
If I love you first, I will expect the same from you, and might be
If I love you first, my love for both of us, must grow at your pace;
and I am not in control of you, just of me.
If I love you first, and you leave, I am left with a second rate love.
If I love me first, my love for both of us can grow at my pace.
If I love me first, I will not subvert my needs to yours.
Therefore I will be a happier person for you to enjoy.
If I love me first, I will know self-love, and you
will be able to love a whole person.
If I love me first, and you leave, you will not
take essential pieces of me with you.
Then, I can stay your loving friend forever.
If I love me first, you will receive the greatest gift I can give.
I can then give the bounty of my own love.
Please love me second and then, and only then, will I receive
the true quality and quantity of the love that lives within you.