I love answering your questions and hearing your comments! In fact, it’s one of the most favorite things I do here on SelfWork! Sharing perspectives is more than welcome.
Today I’m answering two listener voicemails: One is on the topic of what exactly IS vulnerability… is it a choice you make – to be vulnerable? Or is it a state of being, where your vulnerability is something that needs to be protected? And why is that even important?
Because how you answer that question reflects your perception – and whether you’d want to learn to be vulnerable or it’s the last thing that would every occur to you.
Enmeshment isn’t well-understood by many. It looks like closeness in a family or relationship. Loyalty. But… there can also be a rigid expectation of what kind of identity outside of the family you’re allowed. A listener from Jordan calls in to talk about his anger and frustration with this – but also his fear of losing his family.
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