For some, unnecessary hurt. For others, just a little pinch. But why? No need to do that. No, we're not talking about that here.
The point here is that lying, in large part, diminishes closeness. It is such a habit for some people that they may never think of this: That to steal a free-ride in the moment, they have robbed themselves of empowering their relationship in the long run.
In fact, the more deeply honest we are with each other, the more potential there is for real intimacy, emotional intimacy. (BTW, that makes sex better too). But, even in relationships other than your primary relationship, presenting your self simply and honestly enhances your chances of closer friendship with that person.
If you are fortunate enough to be the recipient of a piece of honest, open communication from another, do this: Listen.
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