It hurts when others tell us what we need to hear not what we want to hear.

It hurts when others are honest and tell us like it is.

It hurts when others are straightforward and to the point.

It’s bittersweet.

I don’t like it. At the same time I like it. I don’t want to hear it. At the same time I want to hear it.

I respect it and appreciate it.

The truth hurts. Tough love hurts.

But it’s a good hurt when it comes from a place of love and care.

People aren’t trying to hurt us. They’re trying to help us.