“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow - this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert1
On their twenty-ﬁfth wedding anniversary, a wife told her husband that she had been showing her love all those years by warming his plates for him. He replied, “I hate having warm plates!” They were able to work through this miscommunication because they celebrated their thirtieth anniversary—with cold plates!
There are two parts to communication: sending a message and receiving it. Most parents love their children, but because of personal habits, family patterns, and faulty communication styles, many children do not feel loved. In mom’s workshops, she would ask parents how many knew while growing up that they were loved by their parents; many hands usually go up. Then she’d ask how many felt loved; fewer hands were raised.
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