Not all the time,
Because of our shared vulnerability in the safe space we co-created, I was able to drop my defenses and see her with my heart. I was able to hold her and me with a real sweetness, a real love. I realized that the judgment she displayed wasn’t about me. As a result, I started to feel a new freedom to be my full self in her presence... and to love and know and care for her more deeply than before. We were each able to acknowledge the truth of our experience, see a hidden tension that had been between us, learn about our own experiences and behavior, and become closer – and more free to be who we are – as a result.