Love, Duality and Self-integration

Human relationships - and love for that matter - depend on our effort to accept and live through such duality, knowing that our mission as human beings, and relationship partners, is to move closer and closer towards integration. First within ourselves and then with others. This movement is only possible if we allow ourselves to be mirrors but also reflections. We can't demand others to accept our shadow if we snap at them when they are the ones reflecting our own shadow back.