In my house we have 1 major social rule we have agreed to stick by: What we say to each other stays between each other.
I don’t know about you, but I tell my husband everything. Well, almost everything. There’s some things my sister and I are taking to the grave. He’s my best friend and the person I vent to the most. If I can’t stand someone at work he gets to hear all about it including all the nasty names I call them. I normally regret saying majority of it, but for that moment I’m just glad he’s listening. The fact that I do vent to him is a testament to the amount of trust I have for him. I know he will never utter a word to that person at a Christmas party or even the grocery store.
But, what IF your significant other did tell someone those NASTY words you said about them? This is exactly what happened to a friend of mine. Her boyfriend told this particular girl everything she said about her. My friend was astonished when the girl came up to her at a party and said, “So, I heard you don’t like me because you think I’m Ratchet!”.
Tell me, What is your policy on this type of table talk between you and your significant other?