Brief Thoughts on Big Things:
On What is Most Necessary to be Successful in Love with Another

by Brian Vaszily, Founder of

People really are their own worst critics. They expect the impossible from themselves, put themselves down for not achieving it, and don’t forgive themselves. Most people are dead-set against themselves. And somewhere in the fog of all that along comes that special someone. The soul mate. The other half.

The other half? Now think about that. If someone is treating their first half -- themselves – so harshly, it only makes sense that his or her other half is eventually in for similar harsh treatment.

To successfully care for the other half of your heart, and to successfully allow your heart’s other half be cared for, you first have to deeply love and care for the half that is you. There is no successful half-love.