The ability to experience intimacy opens the door to life’s richness. Still, it can be difficult to open oneself up to the vulnerability required for closeness. How can we trust when we have had experiences that train us not to. Balancing safety and vulnerability enhances our experience of others and ourselves.
Good communication is often what is missing when relationships get sketchy. We all need to be heard and acknowledged, especially by those we love. You can improve your sensitivity to your partner's needs, and find ways to get your needs met. I work with couples too, to identify how they may be failing to hear one another.