RubyAsh made mention of an idea on another thread that I really liked and decided to put into action. It was the suggestion of the Trust Spot. Here's the quote of her message: When I put forth the idea, Div (my girlfriend) was all for it. Thus far it has worked very well for us. Granted, it has only been a few days, but even still... Admittedly, it was very uncomfortable at first - being so "no bull shit; 100% honest" with someone (I've been that way with maybe one other person before) - but now that we've done it a few times it is starting to feel natural and to flow more fluidly; less awkward pauses and hesitation and "don't be mad, but..." type statements. I'd entertained the notion that she and I were completely honest before, however we tore down some (metaphorical) walls and found we'd been keeping back a fair share. No outright lies, but many of the "lies by omission" that people tend to not think about. In any case, after a bit of discomfort and upset (which we talked through and resolved!) this idea and practice of a Trust Spot is great (in my personal view). Interested to hear others' thoughts on this. Would it work for anyone and everyone? Is it ultimately a Bad Idea to be so open with your partner? Any and all thoughts appreciated!