I am blessed to get a chance and a moment to reflect on life and relationships.  With me, it has always been to assume sincerity. So naïve and accepting the presentations at face value as being whom and what you are.  As you get older you begin to realize people play games and they play games in every area of their life. Another observation as you get older is these games take up a lot of time, so as you go from a boy to a man and do not understand that concept of time, you will find yourself playing games. Someone will be disappointing you! The relationship may be a disappointing reflection of the truth.  You have a choice to play games, you have a choice to tell the truth and you have a choice to be honest with yourself and others. At the very least be honest with yourself, this minimizes your disappointments.