Everyone should have that kind of friend:
the one who looks at you with complete love; the one who accepts you completely as you are; the one who shrugs as if to say, "Why are you surprised? I've known this about you since we met;"
and then, slams you with some sort of stinky-poo-pile of truth.
It is amazing to be that loved.
It is amazing to be that accepted for who you are.
And for that person, to be able to see the truth; and to share the truth....it is an amazing thing.
It sucks to hear the truth....
sometimes. And sometimes, it opens your mind to paths that you've ignored.
And at the end, whether it is good news or bad news, it is nice to hear such things from that friend; because either way, they are still going to be there. No matter what you do with the truth.