Do you tend to hold things inside instead of sharing your thoughts and feelings? One wife said, “He came home one day and told me he was leaving. I could not believe it. I had no idea that it was that bad.” How does this happen in a marriage? Or, in a friendship? It happens when we fall silent. No one can read your mind. Once we share our thoughts and feelings we can work on a solution. No one can work on a solution until he is aware of the problem. Often, we don’t talk because we are afraid of how the other person will respond. In that case we are in bondage to our fear. Break the silence and give your relationship a chance. Honesty is the foundation for authentic relationships.