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How do you help someone learn how to allow themselves to open up to their significant other?

I was recently asked to help someone learn to open themselves up, as their significant other was unhappy due to lack of communication/emotion in the relationship. I personally think it would happen naturally if you truly love someone, you would have no problem feeling vulnerable to them. I was thinking maybe there are some unresolved past issues or maybe it's not real love. Anyone have experience/an idea of teaching this?

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Dr Billy Kidd says

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    Barbara Eisenberg (ivori) 2 years ago

    Absolutely, Dr Kidd. If we accept and believe in ourselves, opening up to others becomes easier. Trust yourself first.

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P. Thorpe Christiansen (duffsmom) says

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Barbara Eisenberg (ivori) says

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    Dr Billy Kidd 2 years ago

    ivory, I like the idea of triggering defense mechanisms. This can in turn trigger the avoidance system, causing one to mentally and physically to avoid their partner.

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Tara G (kcsunny1) says

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