Shhh, Don’t Tell! Secrets You’re Allowed to Keep in a Relationship

You’re supposed to be able to tell your partner everything without judgement, which is true. But are there secrets you’re allowed to keep in a relationship?

Countless magazines tell you that you shouldn’t keep any secrets from your partner. Hell, even I’ve said it. And to some extent, it’s true. You should be able to talk openly and honestly with your partner about anything, but are there some secrets you’re allowed to keep in a relationship? I would have to say yes.

For example, do you really need to tell your partner how many people you’ve slept with? No, you don’t.

The secrets you’re allowed to keep in a relationship

Now, this doesn’t mean you need to dodge every question they ask, but there are some things you don’t have to talk about. It’s okay to leave a little mystery. If these secrets were things that happened in the past, you may not have to tell them. Of course, it depends what secrets we’re talking about.

Now, if you’ve had substance abuse issues in the past, this is something you should tell your partner. But what shouldn’t you tell them? Well, I’m going to tell you what you can keep a secret right now. Some things are meant to be a secret.

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