Confession Day 2024: Top confessions to avoid; things to never tell your partner - Hindustan Times

Confession Day 2024: Top confessions to avoid; 6 things to never tell your partner

By, New Delhi
Feb 19, 2024 12:55 PM IST

Confessing prior infidelities or temptations to unwarranted criticism about physical appearance, certain things are better left unsaid.

Confession Day 2024: After the overdose of mush and all things love during Valentine's Week and V-Day, it's time to detox with Anti-valentine's Week, if you are single. Confession Day is the time to admit to your mistakes and spill secrets in an attempt to start your relationship anew. You can also confess your love to a special someone in case you couldn't muster the courage to propose them during Valentine's Week. While confessing something that your partner deserves to know can unburden you and give you chance to start things afresh, criticism or spilling an uncomfortable truth can scar your bond forever. When it comes to making a confession to your partner this Confession Day, choose it wisely to avoid future trouble. (Also read | Confession Day 2024: Check out the date, history, significance, wishes, quotes, SMS, WhatsApp and Facebook status)

Confession Day 2024: Top confessions to avoid; 6 things to never tell your partner(Freepik)
Confession Day 2024: Top confessions to avoid; 6 things to never tell your partner(Freepik)

"In any relationship, honesty is the most expected and valued quality. Relationships encourage vulnerability, but oversharing does more harm than good. While sincerity builds ties, some admissions reveal unnecessary baggage that should be left buried. Before purging your soul, consider whether you're doing so for connection or catharsis, as not all confessions benefit a relationship; some can throw a long-lasting shadow," says Dr Chandni Tugnait is M.D. (Alternative Medicines), Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Business Coach, NLP Expert, Healer, Founder & Director - Gateway of Healing.

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Here are 6 things you should never share with your partner as per Dr Tugnait:

1. Comparisons with your ex: Saying that your ex did something better, whether in or out of the bedroom, is rarely received positively. Keep those memories to yourself instead of unintentionally undermining your current partner's confidence. Make comparisons based on how much you've matured. While honesty is the foundation of trust, not every aspect of your romantic history must be revealed.

2. Past infidelities and temptations: Confessing prior infidelities or temptations, especially if they are no longer relevant to the current relationship, can breed doubt and unease. Instead, concentrate on the lessons learned and the determination to forge a strong, enduring partnership in the present.

3. Unnecessary criticism concerning physical appearance: Your partner's physical appearance may be delicate, and unwarranted criticism can cause permanent harm. Comments about weight, age, or personal grooming habits should be handled cautiously. Choosing compassion over candour in such situations promotes a positive body image and a supportive environment inside the relationship.

4. Negative opinions about close family members: While honesty is important, expressing excessively unfavourable feelings about your partner's close family members can damage relationships they still value. Family dynamics are complex, and comments can be taken to heart. If there are issues, express them gently, concentrating on solutions rather than increasing tensions by unedited confessions.

5. Doubts regarding the relationship's future: Expressing temporary worries or uncertainties about the future of your relationship can cause unnecessary stress. While open communication is essential, discussing transient worries that may fade on their own can unintentionally sow seeds of distrust. If recurring concerns occur, approach discussions with a solution-oriented mindset rather than lingering on uncertainties.

6. Your friends' personal struggles: Venting or gossiping about other's personal disclosures breaks confidentiality. Keep trusted intel off-limits from your mate. Unless it directly impacts your relationship, respect your friends' privacy.

"Remember that while transparency is important in a relationship, there is a fine balance between openness and discretion. Some confessions, when shared carelessly, can threaten a bond’s harmony. Choosing discernment above uncontrolled candour guarantees that honesty benefits the growth and longevity of a partnership. Couples can develop a long-lasting foundation of trust by navigating these possible traps with awareness and empathy," concludes Dr Tugnait.

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