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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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  • Aug 5 2013: I have learned that if full honesty is difficult and does not come effortlessly in a relationship, it's a sign that we are not only lying to our partner but also to ourselves about what the relationship truly means to us.

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