Who's Friend Are You Anyway?
I have a a lot of friends that confide and me. I guess I am a good listener and I'm not very judgmental, so people tend to open up to me. (Don't worry, the secrets are safe with me.) I know a lot of dirt, which sometimes puts me in awkward situations when I know both parties well. Whether it is husband and wife drama, friends, family, I have heard it all. When you know dirt like this, which side do you pledge your loyalty to? The better friend? The closer relative? If you knew your home girl was being cheated on,would you tell her? If your boy's girl was sleeping around would you let him know? What if you were friends with a married couple and one of them confided in you about infidelity, would you tell? Could you face the other? If a family member was terminally ill and didn't want anyone to know, would you tell her parents? What are the rules for disclosure?
This very thing has ruined friendships. If your friend found something out later, and then found out you knew and didn't tell her/him...drama. If someone confides in you, and you tell his/her business...drama. In both situations you may feel like you are making the right choice.
Short and sweet today. When you are caught in the middle, where does your loyalty lie?