There are many reasons as to why you need to be honest in your personal relationships. In today’s article, we will focus on the top three.
Firstly, your personal relationships are likely to be healthier, if you practice honesty. Conversely, if you are not honest, it will be very difficult for you to have healthy relationships. This is because once the other party to any relationship starts sensing dishonesty, they are likely to develop a negative attitude. And once a negative vibe seeps into a relationship, it becomes very hard for the relationship to continue being healthy. Let’s say, for instance, that you give a SubwayCard to a person you are in some sort of relationship with. Then, at some point, you ask him or her whether there is any money left in card, and they reply in the negative. And, after that, you happen to log into the card’s account on the MySubwayCard website, only to find that there is actually quite a lot of money in the card account. That sequence of events would almost certainly bring about a certain negativity into the relationship: ultimately making the relationship to be considerably less healthy.
Secondly, your personal relationships are likely to be more rewarding, if you practice honesty. Conversely, if you don’t practice utmost honesty in your personal relationships, it is very hard for the relationships to be entirely rewarding. Personal relationships that are conducted in a dishonest way become toxic, and hence less rewarding.
Thirdly, your personal relationships are likely to last much longer, if you practice honesty. This means that, conversely, your personal relationships are likely to be short-lived, if you don’t conduct them in a honest way. As we have already observed, if you are not entirely honest in your personal relationships, the relationships are bound to soon or later become less healthy and less rewarding. And once a relationship becomes less healthy and less rewarding, it (usually) doesn’t last much longer, after that. It becomes a short-lived relationship.