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Intimacy is being weird


"Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone - and finding that that's ok with them"- Alain de Botton


I absolutely adore this quote! Our relationships should encourage authenticity, and that includes the goofy, silly, and weird parts of us we think we have to hide from others.


But when we are in relationship, our partner should be our person. They should get to see us in all of our silliness. Fear of closeness often stops us from letting our person see those weird, funky, silly, and just plain goofy parts of us. We might not even always show those parts to ourselves.


What do you need in order to feel safe being your silly, goofy and whacky self?