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Vulnerability is an often misunderstood topic, especially when much of our society teaches people to not be vulnerable or show signs of weakness. But to be vulnerable in a marriage takes a lot of courage and strength. To let down your guard and truly let some one in can be a scary prospect if you are used to keeping people at arms length. However, it can help improve your marriage by enhancing your intimacy, and trust in the relationship.
Understanding Vulnerability in Marriage
Vulnerability in marriage is when you are wiling to be your true and authentic self in your marriage. This involves sharing about our wishes, hopes, and dreams, but also about your fears and insecurities. Instead of wearing mask, or going along with what you think your partner wants, vulnerability in marriage means allowing you spouse to know the real you, who you really are, and what you actually think, feel, and want. It requires openness and honesty, both with yourself and your partner.
The Importance of Vulnerability in Marriage
Being vulnerable in your marriage helps with:
How to Increase Vulnerability in Marriage
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