Vulnerability Story

Updated: 5/19/2020
Vulnerability Story

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  • Hey! You seem upset. Are you ok?
  • Yea...i'm fine. I don't want to bother you with my problems
  • Let's go for a walk and we can talk about what's bothering you!
  • Yeah. I'll admit I am feeling really stressed about my grades.
  • I got a 70 on my chem final, and my parents are expecting me to get a perfect grade!
  • I know that this all sounds so stupid, but my parents expect me to be absolutely perfect when it comes to school
  • I know that it is hard for you to open up and be vulnerable with, so thank you for talking to me !
  • Max runs into Emma at the coffee shop and sees that she is upset. Max makes an effort to try to have Emma open out about what is making her upset, but Emma is afraid to be vulnerable.
  • It was such a relief telling you that! I tend to keep my feelings to myself...
  • Being vulnerable with your feelings can be hard! Just know that you don't need to be perfect all the time!
  • I just always try to please my parents and I don't want to get in trouble for one bad mark.
  • After walking a little with Max, Emma admits that she is under a lot of pressure to be a perfect daughter and student.
  • Don't worry! I am sure they will understand! No one is always perfect!
  • I am always here for you if you need to talk. Being open about your feelings is so important and you can trust me!
  • Emma admits that she is scared to be vulnerable and has a fear of falling while having a strong desire to please others. Emma also thinks that she is being a bother to Max about her feelings.
  • Thank you so much! I am always scared to be vulnerable in front of others... but now I know that it can be a good thing!
  • Emma finally becomes emotionally vulnerable and Max reassures her that being vulnerable is not a bad thing.
  • Max shows his support to Emma and she becomes more open about her feelings. Max makes sure that Emma knows that there is no need to have a fear of exposing her feelings and that vulnerability is natural.
  • Emma realizes that she can confide in Max and that he is a safe person to talk to and to discuss her vulnerabilities with.