I 'd Rather Have the Truth, No Matter How Hard

The truth might be hard to digest, but it's always better than being cheated. 11,912 People


    And the bitter truth is,

    We learn our best lessons from our worst experiences.
    hiddentears hiddentears
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Dec 29, 2015

    Sometimes the truth is more unbelieveable then

    the lie. My head is yelling at my heart. It knows it is wrong. It knows the dangers, it knows the up and coming sadness. It sees the lies. It remembers the hardships. It holds on to the past. It listens to others warnings. Deep within it crys for me to stop.. But my heart doesnt...
    Tarushurse Tarushurse
    36-40, M
    Feb 15, 2016

    Its better to know the truth

    than to live a lie
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Nov 30, 2014

    TRUTH HURTS. Yes that's true.

    I'll try and learn to accept it but why some people prefer to hide it from you (even it's obvious) ? Ignoring you as if nothing happened. I can't have a peace of mind unless you say it in my face. I know you being forward, so use it towards me.
    foreveryoung20 foreveryoung20
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 2, 2015

    The world is coming to an end The air is

    polluted, the oceans contaminated. The animals are going extinct, the economy’s collapsed. Education is shot, police are corrupt Intelligence is shunned and ignorance rewarded. The people are depressed and angry We can't live with each other and we can't live with ourselves...
    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah
    22-25, F
    12 Responses Jan 30, 2015

    Think the truth is never

    as hard as getting lied to.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 18, 2015

    Always the truth, and nothing

    but the truth. I want people who chat with me to say the truth and not lie.
    Jamiecod98 Jamiecod98
    18-21, M
    Nov 17, 2015
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Aug 20, 2015

    I am a big girl, I can always handle the truth.

    Honesty is so important no matter how hard. I have had so many people lie to me because they don't want to be hurtful. What others do not seem to understand is that when you avoid to lie that to me is the must hurtful thing someone can do. Just be upfront and honest in...
    lovelychickadee lovelychickadee
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jun 22, 2015

    Asking for what we want,

    invokes & validates our own awareness of deservingness. Then, giving these desires to ourselves when others are unable to accommodate our wishes, can keep resentment from invading.
    LadyStormbringer901 LadyStormbringer901
    36-40, F
    Nov 27, 2015

    Veritas vos liberabit.

    Translation: "The Truth will set you free."
    WanderingThinker114 WanderingThinker114
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jul 11, 2015

    I prefer for people to be honest

    and truthful to me. For I am always honest and truthful to all I speak to.
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jul 25, 2015

    In all areas of my life.

    Tell me the truth.
    Becface112 Becface112
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Oct 17, 2015

    I'm not losing you, you are losing

    me ******** You're just gone. Without a warning, without a goodbye, you're just gone. It left me thinking about myself... what I did, what I've said, what I felt. You had me blame myself for all of it, all that happened...why you left and broke my heart. Yes, I took all the...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    Oct 8, 2015

    So I saw some texts my bf send to his ex.

    It was over a course of several months. He said some things in the text that are inappropriate for people if they were just friends. He said he hasn't had a physical relationship with anyone but me since we've been together. So my question is would that be considered cheating...
    CheerMeUp2 CheerMeUp2
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Feb 7, 2016

    i know the truth of who i am.

    im not afraid anymore to hear it from those i care about. truth is often painful when we lie to ourselves. the swift dagger thrust of truth is better than the thousand shallow cuts of falsehood. the lie to spare feelings spares none.
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Oct 31, 2015

    Always speak the truth,

    even if your voice shakes.
    NewRomantics NewRomantics
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2015

    hey frnds !!!! I'm in a dillema.

    . i have a frnd... till last yr we used to be bst of frns n now when we have changed our sections in school we dont talk so much like we did before. sometimes i'm forced to think that he likes me but may be its because i somewhere have a soft corner towards him. But many a times...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 25, 2015

    I recently started corresponding with a man I

    met on EP when he sent me a private message in response to one of my posts. I liked him. I thought he was kind and had a great sense of humor. We had a lot in common. He said all the "right things" to me, and I took a chance. He sent me photos of himself, which I appreciated...
    CurvesandClass CurvesandClass
    46-50, F
    38 Responses May 26, 2015

    Would EP like to know the truth,

    as the user sees it? For all of us who were here before EP's 2.5 dark years of destructive design, feature and interface changes, the site is a sad shell of its former self. There is a tiny fraction of the former level of energy, creativity, activity, and community here. For us...
    FindMeElsewhere FindMeElsewhere
    3 Responses May 27, 2015

    Yes, I would. The truth is much easier to

    handle, even if it hurts, it's easier to deal when you know exactly where you stand and what you're confronting. Specially when something is coming to an end, something that was meaningful to you. Too often relationships end by one of the partners distancing themselves without...
    Diablessse Diablessse
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Oct 16, 2014

    ~What Is Truth~¤

    I feel its important to be "Truthful" but at the same time everyone has their own realities and beliefs. So I find its best to tell someone that this is "my Truth" this is how I feel, this is what I feel, this is me not u. Its amazing how much more can be resolved especially in...
    Andielee Andielee
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Oct 31, 2013

    So many of us are afraid of ourselves,

    of our own truth, and our feeling most all. We talk about how great the concepts of life and love are, but then we hide from both every day. We hide from our truest feelings. Because the truth is life and love hurt sometimes, and the feelings this brings disturbs us. We are...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 10, 2014

    I admire people who are upfront with themselves.

    I often tell my friends or associates that I appreciate honesty and will respect one more for it. The truth is blunt, and it can often be mistaken for being rude, which I have disagreements with. If someone hates me and they express their aversion of me to me, i will respect...
    Hunttheheartofblack Hunttheheartofblack
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2015

    ?Radiate boundless love towards the entire

    world ?above, below, and across ?unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.? ? The Buddha
    veganmeditates veganmeditates
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 14, 2016

    I finally realize what politics really is today.

    It's lying to people by telling them things that will make them feel good about their situation, even when you know damn well you aren't going to follow through or make any real effort to keep your word. 😒😒😒
    blackjack1808 blackjack1808
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Mar 12, 2016

    Here is the clincher though: actual truth,

    not someone's opinions. Keep your opinions to yourself!!
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Mar 12, 2016

    just tell me the truth.

    dont pad things. dont protect my feelings and dont lie by omission. discovering a lie does far more harm than the information itself. oh well. lives are built on lies anyway.
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Apr 17, 2016
    Jannpearl Jannpearl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2015

    I was taught at an early age to tell the truth

    regardless of the circumstances by both my parents. I have passed this on to my own kids and others. I hate being lied to by family and friends. There is no excuse for this kind of behavior.
    singlemomwithkids singlemomwithkids
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Jan 9, 2015

    When too many people have lied to you too many

    times, it's hard not to become cynical and suspicious with them later. The Boy Who Cried Wolf, ya know?
    wifealone wifealone
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2014

    As hard as it can be to come by truth,

    I'm not a person who can stay deluded in order to be happy or content. I'd rather a person point out if I'm remembering things incorrectly, for the sake of knowing what was what and what actually happened. If the truth hurts, it's because there's something that's in need of...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Jul 12, 2015

    I feel as if you respected me,

    you would tell me the truth no matter what. because once you lie to me, that's it I'm done.. I can't trust you. once you lie, I will begin to question all your truths. I would just rather have the raw bitter truth that will hurt like hell, than a sweet sugarcoated bull **** lie...
    LeeC91 LeeC91
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 31, 2015

    But omg sometimes hearing the truth is hard to

    cope with!!!! I myself am a very open and honest person so I expect the same from the people around me. Yesterday I had an honest, open and very deep & meaningful conversation with my Ex Boyfriend and although I am so glad that he was honest with me and very truthful - omg it...
    AlreadyOwned7379 AlreadyOwned7379
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2015

    You dreamed instead of did.

    You wished instead of tried. they kept all motives hid. You cry because they lied. We told you to awaken Your rights are being taken Your lives you have forsaken you’re left shocked and shaken The airwaves are numbing Your mind is dumbing As your will is succumbing New world...
    SofiaLongino SofiaLongino
    51-55, F
    Apr 18, 2016

    This happened to me recently,

    .. I met him at work, he was very loving. Saying he only wanted me, was only attracted to me, said he wanted to be together long, have a kid. But things were off..there was no sexual 'want'- he never really hit on me even though he was very sweet and caring. But it came to...
    Camcam28 Camcam28
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 13, 2015

    My last boyfriend decided he loved me enough to

    lie to protect me and my feelings. How sick is that? What kind of world are living in when we start hurting each other and then lying about it? If you love that person so much in the first place, why do anything that would hurt them? Give me an honest, upfront player any day...
    FelicitySmoak FelicitySmoak
    36-40, F
    13 Responses Apr 21, 2015

    I can handle the truth.

    I may not like it, but I can handle it. I can't handle a lie. I can't handle the mistrust afterwards. no trust no relationship.
    deleted deleted
    8 Responses Feb 20, 2015
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 21, 2015
    luvme23 luvme23
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Sep 6, 2015

    On Jan 21 my friend said to me we should not

    talk anymore because he has a lot going on. I did not realize that our friendship was such a burden on him. I thought friendships whole purpose was to be supportive while you were going through stuff, good or bad. I feel that he was holding back and not telling me the entire...
    sandmoon sandmoon
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jan 26, 2016

    The truth can hurt for sure,

    but it can also help you grow. Being able to accept the truth even if its not what you want to hear or see shows the strength of your character.
    SweetSynergy SweetSynergy
    51-55, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2015

    ~ If you can't be honest,

    be gone. It's that simple ~
    ideallover ideallover
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2015

    Go pros make things look curved,

    but it seems to be the only camera sent into space by amateurs, can someone send a normal camera into space and see if the earth is really spheric or if it's flat?
    PigMonkeyHybrid PigMonkeyHybrid
    18-21, M
    Jan 11, 2016

    You know when you ask some people a question,

    you know before they even open their mouths that they're going to twist their answer based on something they're trying to accomplish? Not just selfish jerks - but people who are super diplomatic, or people who constantly tell "polite" lies. They don't even think about it - it's...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching
    31-35, M
    3 Responses May 8, 2015

    Good morning! You didn't come to bed last night.

    I smile politely and say that I fell asleep putting the kids to the bed. I didn't tell him that I knew , for one day he didn't get to see her, he texted her all day yesterday and I just couldn't tolerate his fake kindness and attention any more.. Everyone says I have to stay...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    I've always leaned in to the truth.

    All the way from looking when you're getting shots as a kid, and the nurse says 'don't look', to leaning in to the heartbreak and to ask 'We know this isn't going to work. How do you feel? What was the turning point for you?'. I believe that we need honesty when we're learning...
    greenroots greenroots
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jan 24, 2016

    Its good to get the truth no matter how hard.

    But if you are a christian you understand there are demonds in the world so we have to be careful. The saying "the truth hurts" is true. I've been through it but wondered why they didn't keep it to themselves. Anyway what's done is done.
    AliChan25 AliChan25
    26-30, F
    Feb 13, 2016

    ...So tell me the truth

    when I ask you awkward and confronting personal questions. Also when I ask where you got that dress/shoes/etc you better tell me or there is a good chance I may shave your eyebrows while you sleep. Or absolutely not.
    TheSkyISee TheSkyISee
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2016
    Lat3night Lat3night
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2014

    Tough spot. This is always one of those

    dilemmas i think every one has. I personally feel getting the truth up front, even though it may hurt more at that time, helps you out in the long run. Not knowing allows your mind to go to many different places and slows down the healing process.
    MomsCoffee MomsCoffee
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Jun 12, 2014

    I love truth. Truth about me no matter how hard

    it is or difficult to take in. Truth changes you for the better if you have the courage to accept it. I want to know the truth about any and everything but I find that this is not so with many people. When you try to share truth with them they either reject it or disregard it...
    anomaly29 anomaly29
    31-35, M
    Dec 13, 2015

    Yes I want to know even it hurts deeply!

    That's why it called the "truth hurts" right?
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Jan 6, 2015

    Of all my experiences this one is the core of

    me. Ironically I do not have anyone in my life who is capable of telling me the truth about me. It's sad. I have supportive people but they are very squeemish about saying the hard truth to you. That means I am left not knowing or understanding my own identity. The only...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Oct 22, 2015

    Done everything I want to do in life.

    Only wants to enjoy the quiete moments of life which provides inner peace.
    johan008 johan008
    51-55, M
    Jan 25, 2016
    Spidey0 Spidey0
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2016
    him8391 him8391
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 7, 2015

    I want to sell my kidney.

    Due to financial problem. I am Indian. Currently working in dubai. Need help plz contact me on dis no +971 503526065.
    Avi1988 Avi1988
    26-30, M
    Dec 27, 2015

    My Husband butt dialed me today from an

    international trip. I said hello a few times but all I could here was 2 girls talking to him and all the sudden he hung up. He called me 30 mins after ,acting normal saying he didn't call me and in fact he was in the shower. Hmmmmm.... It is kinda of sad! But after all his...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Apr 11, 2015
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