Trust their life experience,
And honor the lessons they’ve learned
When they openly share these with you.
Prove that you care more
For their feelings
And respecting their virtues,
Than you do about “being right.”
That you are more invested in
Your collective growth
Than you are disappointed in
Realize that character flaws
Are Universal, however they may manifest. Often requiring only basic empathy and patience. Learning history and modes of comfort.
You are not without your problems
But one who is worth your time
Will want to see you overcome.
If somebody will think twice
About their anger or their need
In an effort to offer you peace,
That is a treasure.