Lying to your friend devalues the relationship and is likely to work against you in the long run.
When your friend asks you a question, give a real answer. Friends need to trust each other if the relationship is going to last, and trust is built through open, honest communication.
Building and maintaining this honesty requires a conscious effort to tell the truth, communicate freely and keep your word. You may need to confront your friend at times or deal with difficult emotions.
But in order to have an honest relationship, you must always feel able to be open with each other.
Standing behind your friend when they are facing a problem caused by another person or situation also shows respect for eachother. Honesty means to be yourself, do not pretend to be someone else. Don’t keep secrets that could destroy your friendship, if they ever came to surface.
When each person in the friendship feels loved and respected, they feel that the can trust eachother and that’s where honesty comes into the picture. Tell your friend the secret as soon as you can and they will respect you even more for being so honest. Never betray your friend by talking behind their backs because once you say something, even if you don’t mean it, you can never take it back.
If there is something you think your friend should know, tell him.
Chances are, he'd find out anyway and would feel disappointed that he didn't hear it from you. Building and maintaining this honesty requires a conscious effort to tell the truth, communicate freely and keep your word. You may need to confront your friend at times or deal with difficult emotions.
True friendship needs equal shares of love, respect and honesty. It means being there when your friend needs you, no matter what the circumstances may be.
Therefore, to maintain true friendship, you need the whole package, just not apart of it. It means listening to your friend’s problems and giving them advice to Love ties in to respect, which is another important part of true friendship.