Do we say what’s really irritating us, are we honest about how we feel? Problems will always arise when we’re not really being honest about how we feel and instead choose to avoid the subject altogether. Honesty pays, is the best policy and puts trust between people.
It not only makes relationships more open and transparent but also saves problems further down the line by avoiding those mandatory fall outs. Being honest helps us avoid untimely misunderstandings on the issues that affect us in our relationships.
In some cases, it may be the difference between patching things up, or walking away, but suffice to say all relationships need working at. Perhaps our decision to walk away is one of the reasons we choose not to say anything, but that will never help us when it comes to forming new relationships. Mistakes or issues will always follow us unless they’re dealt with.
We may also be doing ourselves an injustice by walking away, because the time may come when we choose to look back that what we walked away from was actually something special, we just didn’t see it or were willing to work at it. As many high-profile divorces have shown, it’s easier to walk away than it is to work at something.
The hard part is putting our lives back in order again, once the decision has been made to leave. All relationships need mediation and communication. We need to say what we feel and for the other person to listen and be okay with what we say.
If the shoe were on the other foot, they would expect the same of us.