Loose lips? How to keep your bestie's secret
Write it down
Grab your most top-secret diary and let it out! You’ll feel the relief of spilling the secret, without actually doing it. Just make sure that private journal stays private.
Find a fellow secret keeper
Ask your bud if anyone else is in on the dirt. If so, gossip with that gal about the sitch instead of someone new (with your bestie’s permission, of course).
Step into her shoes
Whenever you’re feeling that urge to spill, take a sec to think about how you would feel if your secret were being shared. Hopefully your conscience and a little guilt will help ya keep those lips sealed.
Consider the consequences
Is it really worth losing your fave gal pal over a little gossip? Of course not! So next time you’re itching to dish, think about what’s at stake. Fights, hurt feelings, silent treatments…yikes!
Stay honest, no matter what
Let your BFF in on your secret-keeping struggle. Telling her it’s hard for you will make her realize what an open, true friend you are. And if it slips out to your big sis or your BGF, don’t stress. Calmly explain the oops to your girlie. She may be a little mad, but she’ll appreciate your honesty and be more willing to give you a second chance.
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