Friends, You Can/Can’t Trust

I have friends who confide in me, and I never repeat what was said. I have friends who I confide in, and they spread the word.  Sadly, those are my “trusted friends”. Maybe I am confused, and they are friends I can trust not to keep my confidence but to contribute to gossip.

Friends have helped me tremendously yet they have intentionally and unintentionally almost literally killed me.  Sometimes, friends decide to do what is in my best interest, but the outcome is extremely harmful to me.  What do I do?

Can’t tell you how many times I confided in people only to hear from others every word I said in confidence. The lesson is don’t trust anyone with any information you don’t want others to know, no matter if you’ve known the person for years or they’ve given a promise of silence.