As a naturally strong woman, I am constantly criticized for my strength and size, and to go even further, accused of not being natural at all.
Living real means recognizing that all of us at one time or another will mess up. We're going to be a part of the conditions that cause hurt for others.
If you set up the relationship on a foundation of vulnerability and honesty from the start, you have more chance of it working out.
A world in which we catch a post about their mother passing, and suddenly this stranger from Thursday has a new dimension. They're grieving.
Allow yourself the courage to break down those barriers. See the bridges that have been there all along. And be unafraid to keep crossing them.