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Does Sharing Someone Else’s Secret With Your Partner Really Make You a Traitor?

Does Sharing Someone Else’s Secret With Your Partner Really Make You a Traitor?

Right up there with the concept of little white lies, the idea of sharing someone else’s secret with your partner is one of the best ethical dilemmas out there.

Personally, as long as the partner in question isn’t the world’s biggest blabbermouth with access to a breakfast radio show, I think it’s fine to share secrets with your other half. But, according to some, it’s a major no-no worthy of being labelled a traitor.

Sharing their controversial opinion on r/TrueOffMyChest, someone named Crafty_Brush was scathing in their rant about loose-lipped turncoats.

“It’s unbelievable how many people act like because they’re hooking up with someone or married or whatever it’s accepted that they share everything with their SO,” they wrote.

“To me, telling someone else a secret I told you, anyone else in the world for any reason whatsoever, makes you a backstabbing traitor. You were never friends with me in the first place.”

“If I wanted someone’s SO to know something, I’d tell them“, they continued.

“It’s ridiculous, imagine me telling some one night stand all my friend’s secrets, but because someone isn’t currently divorced that means you can be a traitor?

“People are genuinely trash.”

Sounds like someone has just been betrayed by a mate with a busybody partner!

It is a tad absurd that this person is comparing telling a one night stand a secret with telling a spouse. There is a massive difference there, we can all agree on that.

But is it really duplicitous to spill the beans to your other half?

I mean, if you don’t explicitly tell me not to tell my husband something, I will probably bring it up at some point.

I guess I took for granted that people know that couples in long-term relationships talk about stuff. If I tell a secret to someone who is married I just assume that information is being shared with their spouse.

Do you feel the same way? Or are you with Crafty_Brush in labelling secret-tellers traitors? Let us know in the comments!


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