"Real friends shouldn't!!!" - says pinner. Actually REAL friends WOULD, if doing so protects your interests. If my insecurities are leading me to make bad choices or jeopardize myself in any way, I sure as hell want someone to care enough to say so. Real friends do not PLAY on your insecurities. There's a big difference.
So many time you know the truth, but there is a saying which is so very true, "the truth hurts" and it is true but the sooner you accept the truth, the sooner you can get up dust off and do better by finding a person that actually wants you as you want them.
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't." Margaret Thatcher