Partnership is partnership, whether in business or in love.
The fundamental needs are the same: trust, communication, openness, vulnerability. There needs to be a click. You need to be able to rely on each other.
We all have someone, or some people, who helped bring us to where we are. Their voices are the ones in our head when we know we can think a bit more deeply, or be kinder to the barista, or do some kind of thing that, ultimately, will make us better.
Whether it’s a partner who cheers you on or a dog who gives you a lovely lick when you get home, figure out who makes what you do worthwhile — and give them a big thanks.