I don’t think you understand yet what it means for me to put my confidence in you; to believe what you say, and to believe in you.
It is not natural for me. It takes a conscious decision for me to trust what you tell me, and to have faith that you won’t hurt me. I need some kind of reassurance to be certain that my trust is not misplaced. I don’t need big things—even small gestures can be enough—but until you’ve proven that I can be sure of you, those little things are extremely important.
You asked me to make time in my life for you, and I have, because I think you are worth knowing better. Finding even a short time to spend with me—or seeming as if you want to—tells me that I’m worth your time. Acting as if it’s an imposition tells me I’m not.