The idea of opening yourself to someone else again may seem like a potentially painful experience. It may just be that, on an innate level, you’re not as open about your feelings—you’re a little more private or guarded. It’s not a bad thing. But, if you want to create a real connection in your relationship, you have to be willing to open yourself up. Here’s how you can really make yourself vulnerable in a relationship, because it’s time to stop thinking about it as a bad thing.