How to Avoid the Dark Side of Vulnerability

3 steps to follow to avoid hurting others with your healing

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Write a letter to yourself first

If there is something that you feel you need to get off your chest, express it in writing first.

Give fair warning to those close to the situation

Before you go public with your truth, bring those close to the situation close to you.

Consider who needs to hear what you have to say

After you have written out your thoughts and talked things through with those involved, consider who needs to hear what you have to say.

A word of advice for the listener

If someone else’s truth makes you uncomfortable, asking them to hide it doesn’t make it any less true.

In Conclusion

Before you bring your truth into the light, follow these three steps to avoid the dark side of vulnerability:

  • Talk with others involved. Let them know you want to share.
  • Consider the audience. Who needs to hear what you have to say?

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