I think love is a pretty terrifying and occasionally awful thing because it’s one of those things in which you simply need to take someone at their word that they feel the same way as you. If you have terrible trust issues like I do, this is a very difficult thing to accept. I was having a crisis about this very problem recently, and I was confiding in a friend about it. They said something to me that really made me reevaluate how I felt about it. They said "You need to consider how much you not believing her is projecting how you feel about yourself". That was some pretty real shit, man. Thank you, friend. Add it to my long list of lessons in the “stop blaming other people for your own shit” class.