The honesty of being told is a lot less painful than the indirect showing of betrayal.
It is less painful is someone is honest with you and tells you they no longer love you than going and cheating and having an affair with someone else and finding out they love this person. It is painful either way but being lied to on top of being told is a lot more painful and a lot harder to deal with and get over. Just talking from my own experience that’s all. ~ Maxine Pepper