Is it ok to hide something to protect someone?
They say ignorance is bliss. I say knowledge is power. Give someone all the information they need. I say no hiding from the truth. No hiding of the truth. No protecting others or yourself from any and all necessary truths.
I used to think part of loving someone meant you’d never do anything to hurt them. I don’t believe that anymore. I’ve hurt all the people I love the most. I don’t think it’s possible to love without hurt. It’s the shitty part of the deal and the more you love, the more it hurts.
Hurt is inevitable so what causes the least harm? Who is this lie actually protecting?
And does it really matter?
Once she knows, then she can’t not know. This changes her reality. I don’t want to do this. Why am I doing this? It feels like the right thing to do.
No more hiding to protect.