Sometimes breakthrough comes when you are at the edge of giving up on what the situation might be. Sometimes when you love someone dearly and it's not reciprocated, you tend to lose hope in loving. But when you have a rethink and give love a second try, it might look as if you haven't loved someone before. Honesty brings about trust, when the core value of human being is tested ( INTEGRITY AND DIGNITY ).
We all have our fears, things we can joke with and things we don't want others to joke with. But the best thing is to create a win-win atmosphere for all and we would be at peace with one another. You don't have to embed your head inside your fore limbs before you get solution to whatsoever might be oscillating in your heart. Take the courage and I am sure all will be well.