Are there some conversations you would choose not to have with close friends to keep them as close friends or does the fact that you have ‘no go areas’ in relationship actualy create decay in the relationship?
– Totally open relationship = best of friends and growing in honesty even if you don’t agree in the end on these differences. Conversations go anywhere you feel at the time?
– Mostly open relationship = Protecting the relationship from destructive conversations that you already know will lead to tensions and points of ‘agreed disagreement’. Conversations are sometimes ‘held back’ in order to guard relationship.
Additional question – How much of these discussions in areas of known disagreement evolve around the motivation of me trying to convince the other of my point of view? Hence, not actually wanting to learn from my friends point of view but rather convince them of the error of their ways and the righteousness of my own way of thinking/living?
Here are my thoughts from the weekend. Enjoy. Oh and by the way – I am fishing for feedback on this one!