Brené Brown: Vulnerability Is the Key to Unlocking Intimacy

Season 8
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Can vulnerability unlock the door to intimacy?

Author and social scientist Brené Brown believes that it's the one and only key. According to Brené, if you want to cultivate deeper relationships, you have to take your "armor" off, no matter how vulnerable it makes you.

"We wake up in the morning. We armor up. We go out into the world with this, 'Hey, take no prisoners. You're not going to see me. You're not going to hurt me,'" Brené says. "We come home, and we don't take that armor off."

"Mm hmm," Oprah says.

"And so then, all of a sudden, you know, when you talk about sex or intimacy, you get in bed and all of a sudden, you know, it's like two people in big honkin' armor outfits," Brené says.

"Yeah, yeah, yeah," Oprah says.

"It doesn't work," Brené adds.

Here, Oprah and Brené discuss why being open can give you the confidence to connect in your relationships.

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