Do not fear the unvarnished truth. Especially when considering or being in a committed relationship. Sugar coating gets you off easier, but only temporarily. Telling it like it is, however, will make it easier to live with yourself and better for the other person in the long run.
Do not let the negative opinions of others destroy your inner peace. There are two kinds of people – those who are a drain on your energy and creative force, and those who give you energy and support your creativity, even with the simplest gesture, like a smile. Avoid the first kind. Be happy. Be who you want to be. If others don’t like it, let them be. Happiness is a choice – YOUR choice. Life isn’t about pleasing everyone. -- read: http://www.marcandangel.com/book/