How do you feel about secrets? Are you encouraged to keep them, perhaps, by family members and friends. Are you an open book?
I consider myself an open book-- just for the simple fact; when you have secrets. People can always hold something over your head. But, if you're open with everything-- that would never be an option for those that wish to spite you. That's why; I'm completely transparent about everything I do-- good and bad.
On another note, I know, secrets in the context of relationship changes the whole battlefield. But, it still boils down to the fact-- that the individual doesn't want to harm the relationship with their partner. If, you think about it-- that's really the reason secrets always spawn; to further keep an established relationship on good terms; even if, it means lying to that person in question. For example, if the government told it's people everything, including all negative things that transpired behind closed doors. Do you think, we the people, would still have the same image of them? Perhaps, the government doesn't want to seem corrupt nor weak to the "world." Reputation is everything with human-beings and that's why, secrets will always exist. But, that's just me-- what do you think about secrets?