“One of the most important things we can do for the people we love,” writes Carolyn Hax in her newspaper column, “is love them as a package, conflicting opinions and all. That means trusting the relationship to be bigger than their dissent.”
When we can achieve this, we have gone a long way toward learning how to become soul mates. In my book, “Becoming Soul Mates” is this quote from Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826-1887).
“Oh, the comfort, the irrepressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away.”