Don’t Be a Gossip

Gossiping is always a betrayal of trust and inevitably destructive to relations. True friends never gossip. Commenting in a positive manner about someone is one thing, but revealing too much personal information or sensationalized facts about someone will always result in feelings being hurt. Even if your indiscretion is never discovered, others will lose respect for you. They will assume you will gossip about them too and limit their relationships with you. So preserve your integrity and walk away when others gossip. True friends overlook faults, guard secrets, and protect other people’s privacy. Also keep in mind that gossiping tends to be a vicious cycle and that the other gossips will probably tell what you say back to that person. When you gossip about someone then they will talk even more negatively about you, ultimately motivating you to talk more aggressively about them. Since others may prejudge you based on such misinformation, it is best to avoid gossip and its vicious cycles altogether. 

This excerpt is from the book:

199 Ways To Improve Your Relationships, Marriage, and Sex Life

By L. B. Sommer 


 199 Ways To Improve Your Relationships, Marriage, And Sex Life

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