Bailee Madison uses her Tumblr to share words of wisdom with us all – a gesture that we really appreciate. Her latest blog entry is all about what she's learned about relationships, and the advice she has shared with us applies to friendships just as much as it does couples.
"In my opinion, honesty is one of the most important things in any kind of relationship,
Bailee shared. "Yes, honesty can hurt. Sometimes you wish you didn’t hear the person you are dating say the words, 'I cheated' and instead you want to hear 'I didn't'. However, at the end of the day if you aren’t honest, you can’t build trust. If you don’t have trust then there is no truth or value to that relationship anymore."
While we think she may be talking about her relationship with Forever In Your Mind's Emery Kelly, Bailee told her story without naming names.
"I want to share with you a little about a situation I was recently in," she continued. "In my heart I knew that I wasn’t happy. I knew there was no trust or respect and I knew that I was constantly being put down. I knew in my gut that this was wrong, but I kept trying to convince myself otherwise. I think the reason why I did this was because I was afraid of letting this person go and somehow I felt like I did something wrong. I’ve realized now that we lie to ourselves about how we are actually feeling because we feel guilty for simply having any negative feelings. I’ve realized, that we forget that it’s okay to be sad, or that it’s okay to be disappointed or it’s okay to be annoyed that you were wrong to trust someone. I want you to know that it’s okay for us to be honest, and to protect our hearts and our value as human beings."
"It takes a lot of bravery to stand up and realize that [a] situation is wrong and harmful to us," she shared. "We MUST respect ourselves, otherwise how should we expect to be respected by others. If anyone is holding you back, stopping you from being happy or pulling you down rather than lifting up… BE BRAVE. TAKE A LEAP. AND CHANGE YOUR PATH."
As always, we're so inspired by Bailee's words, and are so proud of her for opening up about such a personal journey.
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