In addition to being able to listen deeply, it is an art to be easy to listen to. I have talked before about how most people have 'dialogue' that is more along the lines of 'talk fast about self'; in tell mode; focused on what they want to say. Versus 'conversation' that is more about listening, questioning, taking an interest in others, and remembering their passions, common interests, concerns and needs.
It is unfortunate that it has become true that we can no longer trust the community at face value. It is also true that we should not solely trust our own knowledge and judgement.
To do work you don't like; with people you may not like; for less money than you like; for decades of your life surely has to feel like slavery.
Any relationship is the meeting of two imperfect people. We can either get frustrated by our differences, or understand and embrace them. Many relationships really struggle if one is excessively practical and the other very emotional. Both extremes are detrimental to relationship.
Making time for Lifestyle progressively drifts out of people’s lives through their 30s and 40s as people get married and start a family, alongside increased work and study loads.
The most common thing I am asked by any new client, regardless of their age, is, "Where were you 10 years ago?"