Sharing confidential information
Answered 2 months ago
Question for those in committed relationships… do you share all details of your personal friendships with your partner? For example a girlfriend has shared some very personal and private issue… do you automatically tell her partner?
My partner feels that I should tell him everything happening in my life even if it is a girlfriends secret whereas I think that information is confidential and if my friend has confided in me then I’m breaking her trust by sharing that information with him. He feels he can’t trust me if he knows I’m withholding information about my life with. What do you think?
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I would be asking your partner why he needs to know such things, sounds controlling to me.
I don't think you need to (or should) tell your husband a secret that your friend has shared with you. You have the right to some privacy, especially when it (their secret/ personal info) that doesn't concern him. I think it's breaking their trust in you & they may stop sharing & your friendship will lose depth.
However, sharing some info can be good. What they're up to generally - work, family life etc. His request to know all details seem controlling.