When Gomez battled anxiety and broken relationships, she found herself exhausted. As she talked about her issues during therapy, she realized being vulnerable was a strength, not a weakness. "So when we worked on the song, that's exactly where it started," Gomez explained to Billboard
. "If I can give you all of myself, are you able to take that, and take care of that? And if you're not, then I'm still gonna be who I am. I'm just not gonna have you in my life, but I'm gonna continue to be who I am."