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What should you share with friends and what should stay in your marriage?

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Cecilia Pigg - published on 05/31/22

How can we be authentic with friends, but still honor our spouses, especially when we have marital struggles?

As soon as the words left my mouth, I knew I shouldn’t have said them. Some women responded by nodding sympathetically, and others smiled uncomfortably.

I had just complained about my husband in my small group, and predictably, another woman spoke up to empathize. Instead of feeling that I had gotten something off my chest, I just felt rotten. Thankfully, the group I belong to is a force of good in the world, and someone tactfully changed the tenor of the conversation to a more uplifting discussion about the differences between men and women. 

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