I thought about what I would do if I really, really care about somebody and take somebody seriously. Like, say, in a partnership.
I think the deepest expression of that, for me, would be something most other people will think is quite strange: shared information management. The most important part of my thinking is externalized to documents, mostly mindmaps, but also blog posts, idea lists etc.. If I would allow somebody to be part of that way of “written thinking”, by reading and writing, that would be like telling “her” everything and allowing “her” to be an essential part of my life and plans.
Just talking is way too ephemeral to be about taking somebody seriously, if there are other means as well.