There are people, and then there is the space between them. The space between is where the relationship happens. It’s what shrinks the closer a relationship gets. It’s what we have to cultivate again when relationships break.
The space gets filled with whatever is flowing out of the people in the relationship. If it is anger, the space is filled with anger. If it is love, the space is filled with love. Of course, there’s normally a combination of things that fill the space.
One thing is true about the space between people. Like any other space, it must be cared for. Regularly checking in, seeing what’s in there, dusting, maintaining, and outright clearing, can do good for the space. Otherwise the space itself becomes so full that one can’t see clearly to the other side. We only see the things the space is filled with and we forget the other person we’re relating to.
With clearer spaces, however, our communication is better, our relationships are better, our lives are in deed better.