To develop a meaningful and loving relationship try to…
Support rather than criticize.
Encourage rather than blame.
Listen rather than complain.
Accept rather than judge.
Trust rather that intimidate.
Respect rather than discipline.
Be patient rather than impulsive.
Inspire rather than coerce.
We need to follow Hashem’s way to create the environment and offer love, support and guidance. Then stand back, as Hashem does, and grant freedom for the other to grow into who they need to be. It may be painful to watch those who you love most make mistakes and stumble along their journey, but it’s the only way they will reach their destination.