The Reward of Being Vulnerable

by Kelly Sajonia on · 9 comments

Would you like to go out some time?”

I’m crazy about you.”

I love you.”

Will you marry me?”

Let’s work at this; I don’t want to lose you.”

Each of these relationship-based state­ments has one thing in com­mon: plac­ing one­self in a vul­ner­a­ble posi­tion. The poten­tial for pain and rejec­tion exists when tak­ing a risk to share feel­ings and desires in a lov­ing rela­tion­ship. Some choose to not take the risk, sav­ing them from the pos­si­bil­ity of being hurt.

The down­side of evad­ing expo­sure to rejec­tion is far greater though; it means avoid­ing the poten­tial for great joy as well. Whether it is tak­ing a chance by ask­ing some­one for a date or being vul­ner­a­ble with a part­ner in a rela­tion­ship that needs repair, some level of risk is required to move towards a greater level of happiness.

To those who are risk adverse in relationships:

  • Take a chance.
  • Be vul­ner­a­ble.
  • Enjoy the reward of happiness.

“To be alive is to be vulnerable.”

~Madeleine L’Engle

by Kelly Sajo­nia

Kelly Sajo­nia is a writer for many sites, but spends most of her time writ­ing for her award-winning blog Naked Girl in a Dress. Her inspi­ra­tional blog cel­e­brates redis­cov­er­ing life and love at any age. Kelly also has a full ser­vice social media mar­ket­ing busi­ness, runs a social media site for writ­ers, teaches blog­ging, and occa­sion­ally takes a pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phy gig.
Kelly Sajonia
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