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No matter how tempting it is to confide in your mom or best friend every single time you have a marital problem, keep a lid on it, regardless of whether he actually said, "Don't tell anyone about this." Discretion is key when it comes to potentially embarrassing subjects—if your husband confides in you that he might lose his job, that's not something you want to put out there. The same holds true when the two of you have a big fight, because when you get over it, your friends and family might not. Keep those smaller confidences and trust between the two of you only, except in the most heinous of circumstances, such as addiction or abuse, when speaking up is a matter of safety.
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