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Why Being Honest is So Important

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” - James 1:5

Two of the most important character traits you need to possess if you want to have successful marriage is to be honest and trustworthy. There are of course diplomatic ways to be honest so you don’t hurt each other’s feelings. But in general, being trustworthy is all about each person in the romantic partnership feeling that you prioritize the relationship, want them to be happy, and value the relationship enough to not do anything to jeopardize it.

Honesty Is the Best Policy

Examples where honesty is definitely required include:

* You career

* Finances

* Living situation and what the other person can reasonably expect

* Past relationships if there is unfinished business, and particularly if there are children involved

*And so on

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Trustworthy- refers to you being honest about where you are, who you are with, and what you are doing. Around 50% of marriages in the US end in divorce, and 30% of those are due to infidelity. It’s easier than you think to drift into an affair without even realizing it.

Discontent at work can lead to you leaning on a colleague to the point where a "spark" starts. Add to that any discontent about your romantic relationship you are willing to share with the other person rather than your own partner, and you have a recipe for an emotional if not a physical affair. Thinking through situations like this can help you avoid them.

If you are not sure you are doing anything wrong, ask yourself if you are hiding any emails, calls, texts and so on from your husband. If you are, then your level of trustworthiness and commitment is rapidly dropping.

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