How You Can Be More Vulnerable And Let Your Guard Down In Your Relationship

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When you’re in a relationship with someone, one of the biggest ways to show someone you love them and are ready to grow with them is to be vulnerable.

But showing vulnerability, true vulnerability, is harder than it sounds. Some of us are much more comfortable moving through life with walls up.

Being with someone, letting your guard down, being yourself with no defenses, and expressing your feelings can be really challenging.

If you’re in a relationship with someone you really like but still find yourself struggling to be vulnerable around them, here are some tips to help you get there.

Let go of fear.

Many of us avoid being vulnerable with someone, especially in the earlier days of a relationship, because we’re afraid they will abandon us or leave us. If you want a healthier relationship, you need to stop stifling your true self in fear of them breaking up with you.

Assert yourself.

Part of being vulnerable means being vocal about what you want and don’t want, as well as your likes and dislikes.

It starts with small actions like letting them know you don’t want to go on a date somewhere that makes you uncomfortable or telling them what you want from your relationship.

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