Sunday, December 11, 2011

Quotes from the Borderline

“Intimacy is based on shared vulnerability… nothing deepens intimacy like the experiences that we share when we feel flayed, with our skins off, scared and vulnerable, and our partner is there with us, willing to share in the scary stuff.”

~Dossie Easton & Catherine A. Liszt

Maybe this is part of the reason why I have such a hard time forming intimate relationships.  Intimacy is about sharing who you are. All of who you are. Not just the good, but the bad and the strange. I can't let anyone see my vulnerabilities. To do that would be to expose my body naked to the elements. 


  1. Eventually we all find someone we're willing to take a chance with. And if they break our hearts, the fact that we tried in the first place is placating enough, and remembering the feeling of having so much weight off your shoulders allows you to try again one day.

  2. Well put Haven and Nuker.


  3. To do that would be to expose my body naked to the elements.

    I've never seen anyone explain it in such detail and so clearly in a single sentence than what you just wrote. It truly is like standing naked for the whole world to see. Beautiful.


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