vulnerability

6 Ways We Sabotage Our Relationships With “Caretaking” Behavior

When we adopt the “caretaker” role, we minimize our partner’s contributions and exaggerate our own, which creates an unbalanced dynamic that prevents Read...
Sex + Love
Reading in bed together, while it might not be a major milestone — like marriage or having children — truly is a significant event in a relationship.

How Reading In Bed Together Can Be Hotter Than Having Sex

Reading in bed together, while it might not be a major milestone — like marriage or having children — truly is a significant event in a relationship. Read...
Elizabeth Laura Nelson of SHESAID    |   07.16.18   |   SHARE
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If I wanted to start being vulnerable with the people I love again, I needed to figure out when my avoidance began and why.

Why Can't I Be Vulnerable As An Adult?

Why can't I be vulnerable as an adult? Despite my fears of vulnerability, some part of me knew it was the key to having fulfilling intimate Read...
Alaina Leary    |   10.24.17   |   SHARE
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Only very brave people have the courage to be vulnerable.

The Science Of Vulnerability: Why Crying In Front Of Your Partner Strengthens Your Bond

Pretending you don’t have feelings doesn’t pay off. Read...
Elizabeth Laura Nelson of SHESAID    |   08.28.17   |   SHARE
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"Connection is healing the world. Because happy, connected people have no reason to act out and be nasty to others."

I'll Show You Mine If You'll Show Me Yours: Vulnerability

When we have an open heart, we experience true joy, love, and intimate connection. So being afraid of vulnerability is really being afraid of Read...
Sasha Tozzi    |   06.5.17   |   SHARE
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"Own your power and capability in one hand, and your vulnerability and unknowing in the other. Hold them out as a trembling offering of Whole Truth." (Image Credit: Unsplash/Shane Drummond)

Capability Robbed Me Of Vulnerability

Insisting on capability robs us of vulnerability. It robs us of the village we so desperately need. It creates resentment and mistrust. And most of Read...
Carrie Saum    |   05.24.17   |   SHARE
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Running Away From Home At 15 Helped Me Find A Home Within Myself

I thought healing would mean lying. I thought allowing myself to be helped would be falsifying documents that stated I was all right or had a happy Read...
Maggie Ethridge    |   05.23.17   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: 'I Love Dick'

Last week I was sitting anywhere between nineteen and thirty-seven feet from Kevin Bacon. There was a special San Francisco Film Festival screening Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   04.27.17   |   SHARE
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