In relationships, we work as a team for collective happiness.
A trap that we fall into is to withhold information because we don’t want to hurt the other person. Deep down, we do that to avoid the pain of confronting and making change.
When we start withholding, it leads to withdrawal from the relationship. We start to project and assume what others think.
Revealing is risky. We risk not being understood, an angry interaction and uncertainty.
It’s risking for the sake of closeness, better teamwork and our long-term happiness.
Revealing is a skill. Listening is a skill.
A book is a good place to start. Practice, commitment and recommitment get you there.