And even within established relationships, it has to be emotionally safe to continue to be open and straightforward. I’ve had that happen as well, where I wasn’t worried about being physically harmed, stalked, etc., but I knew if I was really honest and transparent, I was going to get yelled at, even though he was asking for honesty. You can guess how that one went….

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