We can spend years with our partner, enjoying their company, building a life together, and having good sex, without being emotionally intimate. That can work for a while — sometimes even for decades — until the couple is tested by life. When challenges like betrayal, health concerns, or financial issues arise, the inability to talk about vulnerable emotions becomes a big problem.
That’s what intimacy is: the expression of vulnerability.
Here’s the big secret: We all are incredibly vulnerable creatures. Even the most confident, successful and good-looking people are insecure and frightened underneath.