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12 Things Not to Tell Your Friends About Your Relationship

Reader's Digest Logo By Stacey Feintuch of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 12: Your fights aren't for public consumption. 'If you tell others about your last fight, they, rather than your partner, will help solve the issue,' says Gilda Carle, PhD, author of <a href='https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Your-Back-Doesn-Yours/dp/1881829197/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1485711906&sr=8-7&keywords=gilda+carle'>Don't Lie on Your Back for a Guy Who Doesn't Have Yours.</a> 'Then you and your partner won't have the know-how to navigate the next difficult problem.' Plus, they may end up going against him. If all they hear are the 'facts' that you presented, they may question why you're together in the first place. 'You can't get angry with your friend because you're the one who told her all the details,' says Kristie Overstreet, a licensed professional clinical counselor, certified sex therapist and author of <a href='https://books.google.com/books/about/Fix_Yourself_First.html?id=Q2odvgAACAAJ'>Fix Yourself First: 25 Tips to Stop Ruining Your Relationship.</a> Find out the <a href='http://www.rd.com/advice/relationships/never-say-to-spouse/1'>things you should never say to your spouse</a>.

Details of your last fight

Your fights aren't for public consumption. 'If you tell others about your last fight, they, rather than your partner, will help solve the issue,' says Gilda Carle, PhD, author of Don't Lie on Your Back for a Guy Who Doesn't Have Yours. 'Then you and your partner won't have the know-how to navigate the next difficult problem.' Plus, they may end up going against him. If all they hear are the 'facts' that you presented, they may question why you're together in the first place. 'You can't get angry with your friend because you're the one who told her all the details,' says Kristie Overstreet, a licensed professional clinical counselor, certified sex therapist and author of Fix Yourself First: 25 Tips to Stop Ruining Your Relationship. 
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