Love is a strange thing. We go through life believing we love others, and often even telling them so without thinking twice about it. But, do we really love them? Unconditionally, with no strings attached? Or, is it just a word that rolls off of our tongues easily after many years?

I thought about the way I’d treated my family. Did I truly express my love or was I just saying the words? Was it a surprise that my wife left me? Despite the loss of my business and home, was it reasonable to assume she’d stick beside me, or had I deluded myself into thinking I was loved in return? Was I as selfish as she said I was, putting my dreams – my business – ahead of my family?

How many employees did I terminate because I didn’t empathize with ...

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