March 2020

When is Honesty too Much?

I was having a conversation with someone who I didn’t know a lot about. As we talked the person felt comfortable enough to share a lot of personal history that had a lot of bumps along the way.

On the positive side it was so nice the person felt they could be that honest with me. It was helpful to know what obstacles they had to deal with. After our discussion I was overwhelmed by the amount of hurt they endured. 

I had to ask myself when and how do you share that level of honesty. How do I handle myself, how do I interact with that person and what impact would it have in the future?

So many questions are running around in my head. What a dilemma! What would you do?