Do you tell your partner everything?

June 10, 2007 10:15am CST
I do but often life would be easier if I kept some things to myself. Do you think that honesty is always the best policy when your in a relationship?
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@youless (94397)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jun 07
I think I told almost things about me to my husband, especially after marriage we don't have more secrets.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
11 Jun 07
I don't think it is about having secrets. We all have OUR own area of individuality, and i think it's good that it stays like that...which doesn't mean we gotta have a hidden life, or lie to our partners at all. We can share it all, which doesn't mean we don't have an only me little box inside ourselves :)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
11 Jun 07
I think that nobody shares 100 percent. It's impossible, and i think that it wouldn't be healthy anyway. We all need to keep a tiny bit to ourselves to maintain our individuality. Obviously, in a healthy relationship one shares most of the things, as we also share with family and close friends...with all of them we share about different topics and in different degrees depending on the topic. But i don't think that there is someone in this world who doesn't know something that no other person knows...
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
11 Jun 07
Hello linzmcwilliams. I used to do that. I shared everything little thing. But when my husband started to use it back against me, I decided to be discreet and no longer share everything to him. Like you say, life would be easier if we keep some to ourselves. "Silence is Golden"
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
11 Jun 07
I have been married 42 years, and my husband and I are upfront about everything concerning each other; we have always had an honest relationship, and I believe it's the best way to go. Of course, you have to keep it in perspective - sometimes you get to know things that he wouldn't be interested in knowing anyway, so I wouldn't bother telling him. Or if a friend confided in me and asked me not to tell my hubby, I would keep it to myself, because it doesn't concern him. On the whole though linz, honesty IS the best policy.
10 Jun 07
I tell my wife everything which is important or holds some sort of interest. I don't tell her everything because some things aren't worth telling but I know your not meaning this but sure if something comes along and I feel she needs to know I will tell her. Kudos, ~Joey
• United States
10 Jun 07
I do, just because I have not told my partner everything in a relationship and it made it worse, he felt he could not trust me because I withheld some things and therein caused us to break up. So, I tell my partner everything, even if he doesn't want to hear it.
@rosie_123 (6118)
10 Jun 07
Actually yes I do. I totally believe that honesty is the best policy - and there are no secrets between myself and my partner. I did a lot of things in my past that some men may not approve of - I didn't want him to find out later from someone else, especially as, in our case, he was moving from the other side of the world to be with me. I thought it was only fair. I do not regret being honest - now he trusts me implicitly, because I have hidden nothing from him, and I know the same about him.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I am an open book. I would want everyone I deal with to be that way. No miscommunication, whispers, hard feelings etc. My hubby and I have been married 24 years and so there is nothing we don't know about one another really. Would be kind of neat to have a surprise maybe. If you are honest then there is nothing to find out and no possiblity of blackmail etc. Just me. I guess if it works for you.... well then why did you ask?
@bluishrose (2291)
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
Of course! it helps alot in making the relationship stronger. Even if at times it will make the other person mad still you have to tell everything.