CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?
The better question is: Should you?
The burden of keeping a secret and what it does to your body. Here’s a quick moral guide on what secrets to keep under wraps and what secrets you need to speak to someone about.
We live in a Golden Age of Oversharing, where people spill every detail of every day on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.
But this I’m-an-open-book facade is, itself, a lie. Studies of social media posts find they don’t often reflect someone’s true feelings. And research shows about 95 percent of women both withhold things from loved ones and have lied to someone close to them.
The problem? Per the latest data, keeping stuff inside—even lies we think of as harmless—can cause anxiety, depression and a host of bodily aches, especially if you feel guilty about the deception. While having your confidences exposed—and dealing with the aftermath—is scary, not doing so could be scarier… for your health.