Allowing myself to be vulnerable around others can be difficult. Unwanted feelings and emotions that have been stuffed away, come to the surface. This is often very uncomfortable and hard at times to endure. I used to think being vulnerable was a weakness but have realized it is a strength. After becoming vulnerable, I find relief and become more in tuned with myself. When I think of vulnerability, I think of being attacked or harmed emotionally or physically. Either way, exposing this state to others is a courageous act. Being vulnerable with others allows us to appreciate intimacy and closeness in our relationships. The more open we are, the less likely we will be hurt.