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Why You Shouldn't Sabotage New Relationships In Fear Of Getting Hurt
How Being Cheated On Affects Your Next Relationship
The fear of vulnerability is arguably one of the most common fears. Here are some of the ways that you can come to understand this central emotional challenge. As small children, we are open and free, sharing all of ourselves with others. As we grow and mature, however, we learn that the world can be a very painful place.
3 Things That Finally Made Me Get Over My Fear Of Falling In Love
Love — kindness, affection, sensitive attunement, respect, companionship — is not only difficult to find, but is even more challenging for many people to accept and tolerate. In my work with individuals and couples, I have observed countless examples of people reacting angrily when loving responses were directed toward them. Unlike these individuals, many people are unaware that being loved or especially valued makes them feel angry and withholding. Indeed, this paradoxical reaction is largely an unconscious process. Even a simple compliment, although initially accepted at face value and enjoyed, can later arouse feelings of disbelief or anger toward the person giving the compliment, or can trigger negative attitudes and critical feelings towards oneself.
Healthy self-esteem is a prerequisite for healthy relationships. The fact is, you can only let in as much love from the outside as you feel on the inside. Poor self-worth is what traps us in bad relationships, what sabotages new relationships, and what causes us to feel so devastated and broken when a relationship ends.