Only one friend will allow you to totally ignore, abuse, laugh with, swear at, shed tears on, get angry at and be totally honest with him/her – and that is your journal. It is an unconditional friend. It does not reject, manipulate, judge, laugh at or ridicule you. It is always there for you.
So be honest with your best friend. If security is a problem, lock it up or leave your journal in another location away from home or burn your pages after you journal. BUT please journal. It is a very healing tool. Honor and respect your journal. Set up rituals around journaling. Put your journal in a nice package. Isn’t it great to know you have just made an eternal, intimate friend!