Alicia and Swizz on the gut (and ego) checks that keep their lines of communication flowing.
– KEYS SOULCARE
“Sometimes, we feel that we don’t want to express the part of us that’s insecure. You wanna be like, ‘You’re cool,’ you wanna trust your partner. But sometimes, you gotta just say, ‘I don’t know, this really bothers me, this really makes me uncomfortable.’” — Alicia Keys
Ironically, it can be difficult to be vulnerable with the people we love the most. Our loved ones might know our buttons and secrets, but the mere thought of them not thinking the best of us 24/7 can be scary. Instead of getting vulnerable, we tend to choke up, get cagey, or just let things “simmer” until they end up coming out on their own… and usually, not in a great way.
Even though it can be intimidating, open and honest communication is the best way to move past those vulnerable (and potentially uncomfortable) moments. Or, as Alicia would say, “Cut the crap. If something’s going on and you feel funny about it… just talk about it!”
How does talking through the hard stuff make you feel? How have you found ways to work through it? We invite you to get a little vulnerable in the comments below.