open up to (someone) about (a topic)

To "open up to" someone means to tell them your personal thoughts.

I love talking to you because I feel like I can really open up to you.

"Opening up" usually means that you tell someone an emotional story or a secret about your life. English speakers think of "opening up" as a good thing. It's something that you're supposed to do in order to deal with problems in your life.

People that you can "open up to" include:

  • a family member
  • a friend
  • a counselor

This phrase appears in these lessons: