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Do You Have Someone That You Can Completely Be Your Self With?

rp_300px-Grouptherapy.jpgDo you have someone you can completely be yourself with and if the answer is no, why not?

Laugh until dawn.  Cry until you run out of kleenex.  You should have gone home hours ago.  They (your family, friends, or roommate) may have filed a missing person’s report on you.

Theresa Caputo, The Long Island Medium

Theresa Caputo, The Long Island Medium

I once spent a weekend on the river with a friend where time was forgotten and i never thought of going about going home.  I have never forgotten it and how free I felt.

Sometimes this happens just once and you can never make that connection with that person again.  If you broach the subject at a later time they look at you blankly and perhaps act like they don’t even  know you.

rp_228552603_150_150.jpgWhy are our secrets so dangerous, perhaps even terrifying, that we can not even share them safely?  Secrets and the making of them and the keeping of them can be terrifying to some people and in some circumstances, even deadly.

This is often part of falling in love.  Being completely open with someone is a good start.  But this often changes as the relationship matures.  For how many married couples is their spouse also still their best friend.

Toddler having a temper tantrum and screaming at her mother. Image shot 2008. Exact date unknown.It can sometimes be hilarious when a person is with his or her friends and can be completely open.  Recently this happened twice to me.  One was in a nursing home on a visit to a friend which lasted til lights out and in the other, we decided unanimously to have the place where we were meeting as a “No Thong Zone” in the future.

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