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What's the first step toward being authentic in a relationship with my bf?
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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Relationship
Be truthful, tactful and listen with an open mind without trying to fix or make judgements.
Empathy, the ability to understand and respond to the unique experiences of another, is the most important capacity to develop and improve to maintain a lasting intimate relationship. Authenticity is central to being empathic. Best.

In brief: Relationship
Be truthful, tactful and listen with an open mind without trying to fix or make judgements.
Empathy, the ability to understand and respond to the unique experiences of another, is the most important capacity to develop and improve to maintain a lasting intimate relationship. Authenticity is central to being empathic. Best.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
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Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Trust
Trust is perhaps the most important aspect to have before one can risk being authentic in any relationship.
Another factor is a strong, positive self-image and self-confidence.

In brief: Trust
Trust is perhaps the most important aspect to have before one can risk being authentic in any relationship.
Another factor is a strong, positive self-image and self-confidence.
Dr. Steven Chen
Dr. Steven Chen
Thank
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