Honesty in a Relationship Begins with Integrity

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Honesty in a Relationship Begins with Integrity

Building a strong healthy relationship between two people takes work, but it also takes honesty. When trust is gone because of lies and deception, the relationship is probably over. If trust and honesty are so important in maintaining a strong relationship, what does it take to stay honest?

1. Integrity and self-esteem become the grounding factor to honesty in a relationship. If a person does not have integrity, lies are too easy to tell. Small lies can turn into big ones and soon the trust is permanently broken.
2. Use your instincts. Your inner voice knows if someone is lying to you or not. If something your partner is saying to you doesn't ring true, dig deeper. Always listen to your gut instinct.
3. Build an air of honesty from the beginning. Telling the truth enough becomes a habit and there is nothing to fear when the truth comes out.
4. Listen carefully to each other. Do not read things into a story that is not true. Slow down, don't assume the worst and let the full truth be told. LISTEN to your partner without speaking.

It's true what they say “The Truth Shall Set You Free”. Honesty is always the best road to take in a relationship, no matter how much the truth hurts.

   

Comments

5/3/2015 9:58:55 AM
Teresa said:

WHAT IF THEY CONTINUE TO LIE AND WON'T ADMIT IT BUT YOUR GUT AND HEART SOUL AND MIND KNOW.




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