Revealing your feelings exposes places of vulnerability within. Your first instinct might be to avoid this kind of personal exposure. But there are limits created by your evasive reaction and barriers erected against closeness and intimacy. When you realize that these constraints are self-made, it’s easier to break through them in a trusting relationship. There’s no 100-percent guarantee against being emotionally hurt. It’s brave to communicate from the heart, and such courage can illuminate a new horizon.