I Value Honesty Even If It HurtsAlong with trust, I believe there needs to be honesty. The two are intertwined. If someone deliberately lies to me --I have a problem with trusting them. If a person breaks my trust, it becomes difficult to believe the things they say. Honesty hurts sometimes--a lot! However, it doesn't have to be "brutal" honesty. That has no purpose. Avoidance of being honest or "lying by omission" can be just as hurtful in the end because the truth eventually does come out, leading to feelings of betrayal.
God bless the friends or lovers who care enough to be honest about the things they feel and can express those feelings in a kind manner,