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When Closeness is Overwhelming; Healing the Fear of Emotional Intimacy

By Monica Nelson Kathy was a woman I met years ago when I was taking postgraduate courses. She was an attractive woman who drew people to herself like a magnet. She always had loving and caring words for people around her. Everyone felt the warmth of her glow. We became friends quickly. But like a floating ember from a campfire, the relationship burned brightly at first, then blew away to nothing in the wind. My friends, like most women friends, share a bond of emotional intimacy that lies at the heart of our relationships. We build our connections with feelings, emotions, and soul secrets. The vulnerability of these sentiments cement … Continue reading

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Fear, Vulnerability and Loathing

By Monica Nelson My husband and I attended a meeting last week where we voiced an opinion that went against the proposed action. I’d like to give you the details, but I would have to write a book to explain it all. Please indulge me as I speak in generalities so I can get quickly to the point. My husband took the lead and explained our position. While my position was somewhat different from my husband’s, the gist of it was in support of his stand. We made our viewpoint known, then left the decision to the committee without further appeal. In the end, the group made an adjustment to … Continue reading

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