033: How To Be Loved The Way You Are

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How Can I Be Loved Just The Way I am?

I used to think being vulnerable was a sign of weakness. I didn’t think it was particularly desirable to be weak, so the whole vulnerability thing seemed like something to avoid.

I knew I was strong and could speak up when something wasn’t right, which I didn’t hesitate to do. I wasn’t afraid to fight city hall, and I always seemed to be doing that.

But I was afraid. I was afraid to let that soft, undefended part of me show. I was afraid that part of me was repulsive. I didn’t like feeling so exposed.

I still don’t, if I’m honest.

But I love the part right after I run through the waterfall of fear and find out what’s on the other side.

It’s indescribable.

It’s exhilarating.

Anything could happen because I’m not controlling my image. And I’ve never known anything more gratifying than feeling loved for being my most authentic self, even if I’m a mess.

Now that I know how it feels to be completely exposed and feel loved anyway, I wouldn’t want to live any other way.

Now, I actually go out of my way to be vulnerable.

On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to be loved the way you are:

  • I’ll share with you the exact phrases I use to help me get vulnerable with my husband.
  • It can be hard to pinpoint where things are going wrong when you’re absolutely drowning under a million responsibilities like my guest Katharine. Her husband was distant and didn’t help much, leaving her confused and tired. Today, Katharine’s marriage is full of love and support and she’s going to share with us exactly what she did.
  • The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is dispensed left and right by practically everyone you know but doesn’t really help when you get down to it.

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