The single most important quality of true love.

Not that I can claim to know all about “true” love, but I’ve experienced love for sure.

I’ve been with my partner for over 20 years. There was passion in our younger years, there is a different kind of love now — not better or worse, but the kind that bears the marks of going through our lives’ incredible intensity, of both the good kind and the less glamorous one — the struggles, the crises, the inevitable occasional fatigue of managing our journey’s many directions and challenges. It’s kind of like going through different seasons. The sunny ones…