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Don't let honesty get in the way of kindness

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OPINION: Around the time of Trump's inauguration, I began to crave honesty.

I hadn't been a particularly dishonest person till that point – no secret second family, or double life as a middle-aged porn star, or dark past as a spy – but I'd been in relationships with unspoken resentments, or manipulation, or even outright lies.

And, on the dating scene, everyone obfuscated and prevaricated so much, it was like we were all talking in code.

Now, in this era of fake news and alternative facts, I wanted to live with truth.

* Why do my relationships always fail?
* The Grindr grifter: Love rat swindles men he met on dating app
* The 'singles tax' makes living alone twice as expensive
* I'm 90 per cent honest with my BF. The 10% lying is why we work

I didn't jump on the full Radical Honesty™ bandwagon – the practice of saying exactly what's on your mind and telling the truth at all times – but I did really want to live an honest life.

Surely honesty is the best policy? Surely the truth will set us free?

Well, according to Dr Simon Longstaff,........

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