"How many of us have said "yes" when we really meant "no?" Or said "no"" when we meant "yes?"
Or were angry at someoone, but acted as if we were "fine." Or about to cry, yet put on a fake smile?
Real honesty is about being truthful to yourself and to others. Expressing your true feelings to another person helps you to honor yourself. Honoring yourself automatically helps you to honor others...
It doesn't matter if you are feeling angry, irritated, depressed or afraid. Expressing your true feelings about a situation or a person will make you feel better just for being honest. Being honest about how you feel will also help others to understand you better.
Expressing your true feelings also makes you human. We all are, you know.
So say what you mean, and mean what you say.
Or as the song says, "Say what you need to say."
--from my book "Real Health, Real Life."