The Importance of Being Open.

April 21, 2010 at 11:52 am (My Story.)

In all relationships, but especially intimate ones, I think it is vital to feel that trust in place to be able to express what you truly feel. It is important to feel that you can open the floodgates and tell him/her that thing that occupies the deepest corners of your mind and yet not fear for the judgement that might ensue. I think it crucial not just in romantic relationships but in family as well. Family can be your greatest support in times of need. As they say, “blood is thicker than water.” While as you all know I have shared my MRKH with few (namely my parents and my boyfriend), I recently decided to tell my brother (who I am very close to) about my MRKH. I had delayed telling him until I felt he would be able to handle it. When I did finally summon up the courage to tell him, he did not say much. His silence was a little disconcerting but I told him that if there was any questions he wanted to ask,  he should feel free to approach me. It has now been about a month and a half since I told him and I do not think it has changed his opinion of me. We still interact as we did before but I think him knowing has made me more at ease. While I know he is not comfortable discussing these things, I know if I ever were to have a problem he would be there to support me.


  1. Kay Berry said,

    Good for you. Men do have a harder time talking about it, but both of my brothers know and no it hasn’t changed their opinion of me. Hugs, Kay

    • MRKHCanada said,

      Its true. I was pretty worried how he would react so I am glad that things have not changed. I’m really glad it was the same for you! Opening up can be scary but very healing too.

  2. Miss-Smiley said,

    Well done! I tried being open with my dad once or twice and he ended up telling my mum hehe. I agree men just have a harder time about talking about these issues. I am glad you were able to open up to your brother and it did not change anything!

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