Can I love someone while still allowing them to breathe?
If we hold on to those we love too tightly, we squeeze the life out of them and they either choke or try to run away. It’s best to embrace them gently with love and kindness. Let them breathe.
It’s best to allow people to try, to experiment, to experience mistakes, to learn and to experience success. When we take responsibility for ourselves and allow others to take responsibility for themselves our relationship thrives.
For me, “live and let live” is a good daily intention.