Bad News Bears

eyeAsk, How do you break bad news to a friend?

They say a real friend should always be able to tell another friend the truth, albeit right wrong or indifferent. Does everyone agree? In my man experiences I have come to realize that whether or not the friend appreciates it, I must keep it real for lack of a better term. Hating me or not, I would rather be able to hang my hat on the fact that I am straightforward with those whom I really care about. At this point I realize that it is not the easiest thing in the world, but it has become the most proficient.

I recently had to break some disturbing news to a friend, at the same time telling them about themselves and their ways. TOUGH love I called it; and it's definitely what I want in return. Anyone can be idle and watch, waiting for the so-called "I told you so" moment, but if you never mentioned anything how can it be?

As I grow, mature, succeed, fail, or remain status quo, I am trying to rest on my morals and be able to conquer one of the hardest things in the world - sleep comfortably with myself at night.

Do you not want the same? Leave your thoughts in a comment.

- Basquiat

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  1. Anonymous said...:

    It's always a struggle or conflict of interest when it comes to letting your friends know the truth about a certain situation. But I think it must be down. If your relationship is strong enough to withstand it - then I think you'll be fine.

    Sure they may be mad at you at first, but at the end of the day they'll come to realize that they appreciated the gesture. If not, I wouldn't want to be friends with this person for the simple fact that I wouldn't know if I could trust them to do the same for me.

  1. Fash!on!sta said...:

    There are a couple of people I am 100% honest with but I have some acquaintances that only like to hear what they want to. I low key feel bad but you can only lead a horse to water.

  1. DANiE said...:

    Basquiat, THANK YOU!

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