He loves me.
I think it is easy to give unconditional love as a mother. My children may have other maternal figures in their lives, but I will always be the one who gave them life. Marriage is a different ball game. Being of the child of divorced parents, I saw first hand that there isn't always a happily ever after...and that men sometimes leave their wives for other women. I think this has made it harder for me to fully let my guard down in my marriage, and it is something I am constantly working on. I often can't get over the feeling that he may one day 'love me not.' And my poor husband bears that burden as well. I need to do a better job of believing and living the fairy tale.