... is about showing up and being seen, about owning our vulnerability and understanding it as the birthplace of courage. Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both. What’s keeping you out of the arena? Can you name the fear? Where do you want to be braver? Figure out how you’re currently protecting yourself from vulnerability: Perfectionism, Cynicism, Control etc.
Brene Brown: How Vulnerability Can Make Our Lives Better
People may like your things, but that doesn't mean they like you. A relationship not based on substance is not a real relationship. Genuine relationships make you happier and leave you more mental energy to spend on those who really matter in your life. But they can only be established when you stop trying to impress and start being yourself.
7 Habits of People With Remarkable Mental Toughness
Learning to be comfortable with being alone does not mean you can’t be in a relationship. It means that you will not be codependent and entitled. What we need is a healthy dose of self-sufficiency. The greatest gift you can give somebody is your own personal development.
Research shows that when husbands view their wives as the more attractive of the pair, not only are they more satisfied in the relationship, but the wives are, too. The opposite is not true--when husbands think they are better-looking, they aren't as happy.
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