Anything you say can and will be held against you.
Sharing your relationship troubles with friends, family or coworkers may give you a release from frustration, but it also imprints mental notes in other’s brains. If you say he’s a jerk, then they’ll have no choice but to believe you. By the next day, he’s sorry, all’s forgiven and life is good, but the imprint has already been etched. The next day you may have moved on, but the damage has already been done.
If you’re inclined to share your personal relationship business with others or you’re an oversharer, here are 5 reasons why you shouldn’t be:
1. Your husband/partner will feel betrayed when they find out you’ve been talking about your private matters;
2. Your boss will say he’s noticed that you’re distracted at work, and that’s why you’re not getting a raise; [keep reading – click here]
I’m back on YourTango.com – but while I’m working on new articles and advice – click here to read some of my older (and still relevant) advice.