Should I tell a secret?

Often times in therapy, clients have secrets that they may never have told anyone. I was just reading an interesting blog on Psychology Today by Anita E. Kelly, a Psychology Professor at the University of Notre Dame and the author of The Psychology of Secrets. She gives four tips for determining when to tell a secret:

1. Determine if the information is private or secret.

2. Figure out whether you’d be telling a good confidant.

3. Think about whether he or she is likely to discover the secret.

4. Determine whether your secret is troubling you.

To read her blog, go to

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