It's powerful to give each other the permission to be real - When someone is true with you, honor that and encourage it.
Why? Because this expands the emotional potential of your relationship with that person.
Vulnerabilities, shadows, lights - How do you respond when someone gives you some deep validation and honors the depth of who you are? Do you take it in or do you deflect it? How do you respond when someone gives you challenging feedback? Or expresses ovverwhelming joy?
Pause, breathe, take it in and say thank you.