Reflections on love

Be kind to yourself and those you love.

Be your best self. Forgive yourself when you are not. Share your failures with those you love.

Assume the best of the other person.

Share yourself and your ideas; listen and encourage their ideas.

When conversations have strong emotions and conflict, have the conversations when everyone is as rested as possible.

Give each other space to breathe and reflect, particularly when tensions run high. The conversation can continue at another time. Remember to continue the conversation at another time.

Embrace conflict when it comes up, making time and space to acknowledge and discuss.

Be gentle to yourself and those you love. Don’t tease the person about emotionally loaded issues in front of others.

Be generous with your love.