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How Honest are you in Your Relationships?

written by Dr. Margaret Paul July 31, 2018
Communication- How Honest are you in Your Relationships?

Most of us like to think we are honest people, but how often do you deny your truth to get approval or avoid disapproval and conflict?

“A ‘No’ uttered for the deepest conviction is better and greater than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

How often do you say “yes” when you really mean “no” in order to please or avoid trouble?

Rejecting Yourself to Control Others

Saying “yes” when you really mean “no” is a form of self-abandonment. It may feel safe, for the moment, when you get the approval or avoid the disapproval. But in the long run, your inner child is going to feel rejected, unloved and unimportant to you. When it is more important to you to get approval than it is to be honest and loving to yourself, you will end up feeling badly. Is it really worth it?

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