Real safety comes from honesty

In last week’s blog, I discussed the difference between vulnerability and openness. By being open, rather than vulnerable, you can be honest, present, and authentic with your partner while still protecting your safety. First and foremost, you are responsible for yourself. But as with everything in your relationship, your partner has a role too. Where […]

Open is better than vulnerable

A few words about vulnerability: it is common in both relationships and therapy to strive for “vulnerability.” Vulnerability is considered an asset and an aspiration by many people (speakers, writers, and clients alike), and when we are working to overcome challenges with our partner, it is a wonderful intention to be as real and present […]