Our Intimate Relationships Require More Honesty and Emotional Availability

Mutually fulfilling relationships take the consistent honesty of being emotionally available. Intimacy happens when two people have gotten over the pretence that they’re perfect and have stopped being afraid that they will experience rejection or abandonment if...

Recognising Safe and Healthy Connections in Early-Stage Romantic Interactions

In our initial interactions with someone new, we are, on some level, attempting to decipher whether they are safe. Dr. Bruce D. Perry explains in his bestselling book with Oprah, What Happened To You? (Bluebird/Pan Macmillan), that we pick up on power differentials....

You Can Move From Codependence to Interdependence for Healthier, Intimate Relationships

Being involved with emotionally unavailable people or with shady folks are examples of codependent relationships. You might feel excessively emotionally responsible for others and find it difficult to have boundaries, often seeing relationships as the definition of...

What Does It Mean to Be Emotionally Available?

When someone is emotionally available, they feel and know their feelings instead of avoiding all or some to limit vulnerability. It’s not that we know every feeling at every moment; that’s not how humans operate. However, we have a consistent, healthier...

Will It Be A Debit or Credit from Your Trust Account?

Trust is rooted in your relationship with yourself, so interacting with a basic level of trust is critical in allowing yourself to be open to vulnerability, intimacy, and growth. It takes self-trust to recognise trust in others. If you don’t trust someone, they either...