Relationships work better when they’re not exposed to the whole world! Sure, we all want to brag about this and that, but some things are better kept between the two of you.
Here are seven things not to tell your friends about your relationship.
1. Intimate Details
What happens in the bedroom should stay in the bedroom. Never, and I mean NEVER, let out your private details to your friends. It’s not only bad if your partner gets to hear it from someone else, but it’s also just embarrassing. No one wants you to tell them how great or corrupt the intimacy is, keep it in the bedroom, only you can make your friends respect your partner, and the intimate details should be prevented from even the closest of friends.
We all want to talk to someone when we are down and discombobulated. But it’s probably not a good idea to tell your friends about your arguments, you two will be fine in a few days, but your friends will remember the fights. Couples fight, it’s healthy, keep it between the two of you, you can’t trust your friends with the arguments you have with your partner. If it’s that serious, see a therapist. Anything is better than letting your relationship be an open book to the world!
3. Money Issues
Like I said, only you can make your friends respect your partner. The more you talk wrong about them behind their backs, the more it gets difficult for you in the future. If your partner is going through some money issues, don’t go telling your friends about it. Not only will it make you seem cheap, but it will also forever make you look like a gold digger. Whatever it is, talk it out with your partner and not the rest of the world.
4. Their Problems
Never discuss their personal life issues with your friends in hopes of getting some positive input on things. If something terrible happens in your partner’s family, keep it to yourself because they trusted you with that information, and they think you’ll keep it to yourself. If they somehow find out you told others about them, you might never be trusted again.
5. Their Past Relationships
Never discuss your partner’s past relationships with your friends; it will only lead to ridicule and negativity. Whatever they told you, they told you in confidence hands, and they knew it would only stay with you, don’t break their trust by telling others about it. Only you can make your partner trust you more, and you hold that power in your hands as long as you stay quiet about their details with others.
If things seem a bit off about your relationship, don’t go off complaining to your friends. If you do this a little too often, your friends will start telling you to leave the person because they see how sad and miserable you are with them. Whatever problems you’re facing with them, talk to your partner about them and don’t go complaining to your friends.
Unless you want your friends to think negatively about your partner, don’t compare them to others in front of your friends. We all go through ups and downs in relationships; it doesn’t mean you run off crying to your friends about how your ex was so much better. These kinds of things don’t go away, they usually travel to your partner somehow, and it hurts them when they get to know how badly you talk about them and how little you try to make your friends respect them.