Don’t be a clam
Once we have been hurt it can be very easy to succumb to the urge to clam up. Yet you can’t develop a strong relationship if you never share or allow yourself to be vulnerable. The best way to overcome this piece of relationship baggage is to simply let go, dive in and open up about something you care about. Then you just have to wait to see what happens. It’s a tough one, but the rewards are well worth the risk.