Secrets & Lies
A Husband And Wife Reveal When It's Okay To Fudge The Truth
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By Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn, real-life married couple and co-authors of You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up: A Love Story
He says: You know when a friend says, "Don't tell anyone, not even your wife," but then you just turn and tell her anyway? I don't. Ever. It's not that I think Annabelle is bad at keeping secrets because she's not a trustworthy person. It's that she talks too much, she talks to way too many people, and sometimes—in the midst of all that talking—she just plain forgets what was a secret and what was common knowledge.
She says: My husband thinks I'm terrible at keeping secrets, but that's only because he has no idea of all the secrets I've managed to keep. Luckily, Jeff and I don't hold the kind of incendiary secrets that can tear our marriage apart—that I know of, at least—but if I've learned anything after 15 years, it's that I can't stress enough how important it is to have secrets and tell (little) lies. Here are some of ours.
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