Having tough conversations is all about taking that risk to be vulnerable, brave and say it anyway. I’ve had moments where I have been vulnerable with a friend or family member and it’s been thrown in my face but today we are celebrating wins! I’ll go first. Being vulnerable with my boyfriend from the outset was one of the hardest things, I wanted to shut down and not tell him how much he meant to me. Every single time though, it’s paid off! I truly believe our relationship is only as healthy as it is because of every vulnerable moment we have shared. Your turn!
I've been having some really vulnerable conversations in my love life at the moment and I find anytime I make that first step, it always pays off! We get closer and more intimate and it's the first time I can say that in any relationship and it made me realise that past relationships there was no effort to repair the rupture and that's why the tough conversation would divide us!
I asked someone I used to date and was chatting to again if they wanted to be fwb. Trying to date again wasnt right for either of us, but having this arrangement is working brilliantly and Im getting a lot out of it and he is too (we've chatted about it recently). Its one of the most honest and open "relationships" (in the broadest sense of the term) Ive ever had with a guy and Im so glad I plucked up the nerve to ask him. Id also put this down to what Ive learnt from your last two books 🤩
I’ve had some really vulnerable moments with my best friend - when Ive felt really upset by something she’s said without thinking and I process it and still feel upset.
Most recently, she snapped a ‘no’ when I asked if she wanted a photo with me which she didn’t think about, and when still feeling frustrated after a few hours I spoke to her. She then apologized profusely and gave me the reassurance I needed.
We quite often have conversations with one another about our relationship - it’s something that we’re really proud we can do and means we both know that the friendship is really important to each other because we just want to strengthen it but communicating.
Michelle, it’s all so much thanks to your book! ❤️