Please don’t work any harder for my happiness. Your love is enough. But it would be very nice if you and I could work together and think together with one mind. I know that cannot always happen even if we wish it […] I don’t wish to leave you out of anything. Everyone has the right to do things their own way, as they would like to. It may not be possible for you to agree with my wishes and inclinations every time – I would not worry about it. It is good enough if you spare me sadness wherever possible, and sweeten my life the way you do with your love (emphasis mine).
To make me happy you need not try very hard – your sincere love is enough. Of course, if you and I could be united in everything we do and think, that would be best – but one cannot will such things […] I do not want to leave you behind in anything – but at the same time I am afraid of forcing you. Each of us has his own separate taste, inclination and ability. You do not possess the power to make your own nature correspond with my wishes and inclinations. Therefore, instead of torturing yourself about it, if you sweeten my life with your love and care, and try to protect me from unnecessary pain, your efforts will be precious to me (my emphasis).