It’s time to start getting honest …
A wise woman once said, “An honest person will tell you when they’ve lied.”
Newsflash, folks: We all lie.
If you find yourself disputing this statement — you’re a liar, liar, pants on fire!
So if we’re all liars in one way or another, how do we get the people we care about to be truthful with us about the important stuff?
It’s easier than you think, but first, we have to understand the why of the lie.
Humans lie when we’re in trouble when we’re backed into a corner, or sometimes when we feel our life, livelihood, or safety is threatened. It’s a knee-jerk compulsion — a primal response to a perceived threat.
In layman’s terms, that means it’s normal. Of course, when we’re the ones being lied to, it almost invariably sucks.
So how do you get the truth we crave and learn to trust the people you love?