In the book Where Did Our Love Go?: The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound
, Smokey Robinson explained that he wrote this for his wife Claudette, and it's one of his most personal songs. Claudette had a series of miscarriages and gave birth to twins who were stillborn. She felt like she was letting Smokey down, and he wrote this song to let her know how he felt.
"I wanted to reassure her that I was cool no matter what happened, because I still had her," Robinson explained.