The relationships we have with each other are constantly in a state of flux. Like everything else, they change because we change. It takes work to keep these interconnections healthy and growing. Communication is one aspect I have been working on lately with the people I live with. Some times just listening takes every ounce of will. To just listen with out judgement or advice is good. To look another person in the eye and do everything you can to take in what they are trying to say in-between the words that are actually coming out of their mouth is an art.
The curious thing I have found is that you can not really be with other people unless you take time to be alone. There is something about being alone that allows things to settle inside your self. I believe it is this quiet settling into who you are that gives you the power to be truly tuned into the people you are living with.