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How honest should we be in relationships?

According to Dan Ariely's book, a little bit of lying is normal for us as human beings. Pamela Meyer says we are lied to between 10-200 times per day.

Yet honesty in relationships is the basis of intimacy, trust, and closeness. Should we strive for full honesty with our partners, or is it unattainable or undesirable?

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    Jul 30 2013: Radical honesty is attainable, desirable, and sustainable in any genuine relationship. Without it, there is only a charade. Many utilize charades to get something. Thus, a charade is a manipulationship.

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