I’m sure we’ve all had that moment where a friend told us something in confidence and insisted we don’t tell another living soul. No matter what. And as the amazing friend we like to be, we agree. Plus, holding on to secrets can make us feel important and trustworthy.
However, the silence required in a secret has the potential to be very dangerous. Sometimes, what is a secret needs to be revealed in order to help another and maybe even, save a life. Maybe it is not a secret you were told directly, but you discovered for yourself. Ask yourself, is this better kept quiet or does someone needto know? Is it doing more harm being hidden?
What have you promised to keep that will be of more danger if not known? Is the secret healthy or harmful?
If so, tell someone you know you can trust and will do something about it.