Revealing Ourselves to Create Growth
Dec 27, 2021
Trying to fix a relationship by teaching people how to behave in ways that are supposed to make the other feel a certain way will always fall flat because they kill authentic connection and promote emotional fusion.
Authentic connection may make you feel frightened and vulnerable. You may be seen in a light you don’t want to be seen in. You may feel inadequate and insecure when confronted with the other’s true feelings and desires.
We often approach relationships as places where we must learn to stifle ourselves to create comfort but creating fulfilling and long lasting relationships asks us to do the opposite: reveal ourselves to create growth.