Wednesday, February 6, 2013

5 Steps to Opening Up Emotionally in Your Relationship

Expressing your emotions in a relationship isn't always easy, but it can be profoundly rewarding, says relationship coach Teresa Maples.
Do you find it hard to let yourself be vulnerable in a relationship? Fear of intimacy is the main reason people do not open up emotionally with another person. I define intimacy as feeling safe with another person when you expose who you are to them. Intimacy involves protecting your loved one rather than exploiting their vulnerabilities. And when I say intimacy, I don't just mean sex. There are a huge range of emotions and behaviors that enhance the intimacy, or deepening, of your relationship. Your own feelings are the key to discovering what intimacy-building behaviors will work for you. Read more

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