In Teachings on Love, Thich Nhat Hanh writes: "To love is to be there for him, for her, and for them." He offers four mantras that are especially valuable for those in intimate relationships.
Darling, I am here for you.
I know you are there, and I am very happy.
Darling, I know you are suffering. That is why I am here for you.
Darling, I am suffering. Please help.