One of the personal qualities that I seek to improve in order to be a better partner is my ability to get vulnerable. To be my authentic self, I need to be able to get vulnerable and believe me, this is no easy task. As a matter of fact, my natural inclination is quite the opposite, I want to appear capable, independent, and always in control. But that’s not very real, is it? Nor is it particularly appealing. Our vulnerability is our humanity – it connects us to each other. When we show our vulnerability, others feel more comfortable showing theirs. No one is invincible; no one is ‘perfect’. Being open about our doubts, fears, and insecurities is vital if we want true intimacy in our relationships. So, I’m on the yellow brick road and vulnerability is my Oz. Maybe it’s your Oz too, so I’m going to share with you five steps that I’m taking on my path to getting vulnerable.

They seem like a pretty good place to start.