The wonderful website, Start Marriage Right, published an article of mine on why personal space is both scary and important. Take a look through the link below.
"With our partners, we are at our most vulnerable. They hold our hearts, and sometimes, it seems, our very sanity. Intertwined lives create interdependence and our emotions, finances, and identity can become tightly bound together, further increasing the risk we take when we trust another."
"The reality is that we cannot ever be someone’s ‘everything’, even if we may want to be. We want to be the sole provider of happiness to our partners because it makes us feel safe. But nothing is ever certain and the only thing we can ever do is believe in our own value and give each other the space to pursue what ignites them."