What Do You Hope To Accomplish?
The final consideration involves examining your intentions. What do you hope to accomplish by confessing?
It is often wise to trust your instincts. If you think that telling the truth will only make things worse for your relationship, then it may not be such a good idea.
On the hand other, if you think that telling the truth might allow you and your partner to grew closer through the experience, then it is probably the best thing to do.
Sometimes telling the truth is driven by the underlying desire to hurt a partner or get even (see truth hurts).
Good intentions do not always bring about good outcomes, but negative intentions often succeed at bringing about the worst.
If you ultimately decide that telling the truth is the best thing to do, please see our section on how to tell the truth.
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