There is nothing more devastating than when something you spoke confidentially about to another person becomes common knowledge. Has this ever happened to you, and how did you deal with it? Alternatively, when a friend confides in you, can you keep a secret?
I think this has happened to everyone at least once, the important thing is sometimes not the outing of the secret, but how important it was not to tell. There is a big difference between promising not to 'tell anyone I sneaked a cookie' and 'don't tell anyone I ran over the neighbour's cat with the car'.
Yes, a huge one -too long to go into but part of it was I was in the midst of separating with my partner of 18 years and was telling everything to my best friend.
I said at one stage that I would like to poison him -saying it jokingly of course.
From then on he would not eat my meals anymore!
I wonder why!!!
I have just gone through a huge betrayal.! by a friend, and we live opposite each other. Soooo things are tense when I step outside the door, as she likes to do her garden......like me.
I found out she had also been causing problems behind my back, and we were quite close as friends.
Too late now to ever trust her again, and that's it done and dusted.I say hello, and she to me but we don't have that friendship now.
Absolutely - and it is the worst feeling in the world. You've told someone something in confidence, hoping they keep it with them, and then one day they betray you when you are at your lowest - not a great feeling at all!
I looked at my 'friend' in horror and she blurted out something that was never meant to leave her disgusting mouth, and walked away from it all, for the better.
I could never do that to anyone - a secret is like a promise - you never break it and keep to your word.