The Foundations of Intimacy- Building Blocks of Trust: Communication and Vulnerability

True intimacy begins within ourselves. Before we can fully share our innermost thoughts and feelings with another, we must first be in touch with our own emotional landscape. It’s a journey of self-discovery, requiring us to explore the depths of our own psyche and become intimately acquainted with our own desires, fears, and aspirations.

Communication is the cornerstone of intimacy. Opening up to a trusted partner, sharing our innermost thoughts and vulnerabilities, requires both courage and trust. It’s a reciprocal dance, where both parties must be willing to lay bare their souls, knowing that they will be met with understanding and acceptance.

Dr. Baya Mebarek, Psy.D.,LMFT