Kenneth (kensmind) wrote in polloftheday,
Kenneth
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Honesty among friends

Poll #1522561 friends and lovers

Suppose you tell a good friend of yours that he/she can speak freely with you about any subject. The friend the proceeds to harshly criticize your spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend/significant other. How do you react? (Select as many as apply).

You become angry at the friend for criticizing the person that you love.
0(0.0%)
You are hurt by your friend's bluntness or insensitivity.
3(3.8%)
You resign yourself to the fact that your friend is only doing what you gave him/her permission to do.
2(2.5%)
You wonder if what your friend says is true and begin to second-guess your relationship.
0(0.0%)
You take the position that what your friend has said has damaged your friendship, irrepairably.
0(0.0%)
You take the position that what your friend has said has damaged your friendship, perhaps not beyond repair, but it will never be the same again.
1(1.3%)
You ignore your friend for the time being until you figure out what you are going to do.
0(0.0%)
You tear a strip of your friend for being such a dick.
0(0.0%)
You try and convince your friend about the good side of your spouse/s.o. etc.
1(1.3%)
You try to get your friend to like your spouse/s.o. etc. better by having the two of them get to know one another better.
2(2.5%)
You cry.
0(0.0%)
You punch your friend, or strongly fight the urge to do so.
0(0.0%)
You never speak to your friend again.
0(0.0%)
You never tell anyone that they can be completely honest with you again.
1(1.3%)
Something else (what?)
10(12.7%)
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