When your relationship has emotional safety, you and your partner are free to be fully yourselves. Emotional safety means never having to walk on eggshells with your partner and being met with empathy, understanding, and love. It means there is a nonjudgment zone between you and your partner. You accept one another, flaws and all.

When you feel emotionally safe in your relationship, you feel a sense of liberation. You can let your hair down. You know wholeheartedly that your partner has your back, and you have theirs. You feel a deep sense of trust and connection to your partner. You are your best self in the relationship because of this freedom to be you, with no fear.

Emotional safety in your relationship helps springboard you into the rest of your life, where you begin to feel more competent and confident and more like yourself. You find you are firing on all cylinders because you have the kind of relationship that continually creates a safe home base to return to at the end of the day. You find it easier to take emotional risks with others, knowing that no matter what happens, you’ll go home to the safety of your most cherished and loved one.

It is through emotional safety that you can grow the most. There is a knowing that you develop, that no matter what happens, you’ll land on your feet, and that at the end of the day, you’ll come home to someone who loves and accepts you.