It is the state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
We don't like to be vulnerable because we can more easily get hurt. But we want to have a quality life, and that includes having good relationships with people we trust and love.
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Without genuine vulnerability, it’s impossible to build the types of relationships that can provide comfort and help us through life's hard times.
The risk of vulnerability may be high, but the rewards of positive, healthy relationships are even higher.
We are vulnerable to viruses and accidents, misunderstandings and pain caused by our fears.
Meaningful social connections sustain us and lessen our overall weakness. When we are able to admit to our vulnerabilities, we free up energy because we no longer have to put effort into maintaining our buffers.
When you share your vulnerability with someone, and that person cares about your vulnerability, that is the person to go with.
By risking getting hurt, we often find we create more meaningful interactions that increase our ability to be resilient.
Everyone is vulnerable, no matter how much they try to avoid it. We are born vulnerable and stay that way for our entire childhood. Our relationship with vulnerability is something we are acquainted with, yet abandon as we merge into adulthood.
It's good to be honest about what you need or want from your partner after you open up.
Let them know that you do not need to be fixed. The purpose is to connect.