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Teach People How to Treat You

” Fear is the great enemy of intimacy. Fear makes us run away from each other or cling to each other but does not create true intimacy.” ~ Henri Nouwen One of the most valuable actions we can take in our relationships is to show our partner or friend what makes us feel loved and valued. Everyone registers these feelings in different ways. In our intimate relationships, we are responsible to teach our loved ones what gives us this experience. How can someone know how love and connection registers inside of you? One person might experience feeling loved through consistent physical touch. While someone else feels valued when their friend makes time out of their busy life to meet for coffee. One partner might feel
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