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11 Tips For Getting In Touch With Your Vulnerable Side In A Relationship
Put Yourself First
Brené Brown defines vulnerability as the courage to “dare to show up and let ourselves be seen.” This means holding onto the radical acceptance that you are worth being celebrated.
Beware Imposter Syndrome
A 1978 study described imposter syndrome as the “internal experience of intellectual phoniness.” Overcoming self-doubt is hard, but it doesn’t mean vulnerability is impossible.
Accept Your Emotions
Suppressing your feelings can send mixed messages to your partner, so do whatever you need to recognize and accept your emotions, even if they are uncomfortable.
Practice Compassion
Be kind and compassionate towards yourself and your partner, even when you're experiencing difficult emotions. You can do this by validating feelings instead of judging them.
Take Time To Reflect
Actively reflect on all of your experiences, and try to identify the underlying emotions and thoughts driving your behavior to help better understand yourself and your motivations.