Honesty is better than sugar coated bulls**t. Never a truer word spoken... If you're not going to tell me the truth, don't bother speaking to me at all. It's really not that hard. Rather know the truth and have it hurt than live and be told a lie!
I've observed this one time and time again. It has made me a bit pessimistic about friendship, but it has also made me absolutely delighted by a couple of family members who are my best friends ever. Always have been, always will be.