Being vulnerable means sharing the good things too.
When we focus on communication within our relationships, we usually focus on vulnerability - or the ability to share what we are sensitive too. The hardships, the suffering, and the challenges.
Finding space for vulnerability is vital to a healthy relationship. However, that space should not be limited to sharing burdens.
Creating space for positive vulnerability allows others to genuinely enter into your experience, feel your passion, and see what drives you. What we love describes who we are more than the challenges we face.
When we stop sharing what touches us, we stop sharing ourselves.
We cease to be heard.
Conversely, it's easy to ignore someone until the conversation turns serious. It's easy to skim over their gratefulness, their spontaneous laughter, and their joy. Neglect these moments often enough you'll find they no longer share their positive experiences with you. And then, the space for open communication and trust will slowly fade away.