Is intimacy unconditional love for or from your partner? Is intimacy being understood, emotionally supported, and getting a response from your partner that validates and affirms you?
The definition of emotional vulnerability in a relationship is not knowing whether you’ll get something you want. It’s daring to love without guarantees. There are no certainties in life. So, why would there be any in marriage?
If you take an uncomfortable discussion to the third level – from triggered content, to emotional reactivity, to self-confrontation — any banal topic can transform into an intimate communication in marriage.