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Vulnerability. The mere mention of the word can make grown men squirm and grown women hide! It’s something we don’t often talk about, yet it is universal to all human beings.
In the context of human relationships, vulnerability is the glue that connects us, yet terrifies most of us at the same time. When the “V” word is mentioned, oftentimes people immediately think of situations in which they have been hurt or disappointed by others. They may even remind themselves, “That’s why I don’t get too close.” Vulnerability is commonly associated with pain; however, by choosing that viewpoint we miss out on the richer meaning and opportunity.