When you’re in a relationship with someone, especially if it’s new, you typically have the knee-jerk reaction to share everything with them. You want to tell them every single detail about your day and your life because we share those details to millions of strangers online so it just makes sense. But I think everyone needs to chill out. Seriously.
There are some things that you do not need to share with anyone, your partner included. I think it’s wonderful to be so comfortable with someone that you want to tell them all the things, but I can guarantee that they don’t want to know some of them.
Don’t be an over-sharer. Try to avoid sharing these 7 things with your boo.
It's totally fine to tell your boo that you're on your period or you're cramping and in a bad mood. But they do not need to know how heavy it is or what kind of tampons you're using.
Other Bodily Functions
Think about it this way: do you want to know all about your partner's bodily functions? No? Okay then.
So-Called Gross Habits You Have
I don't wash my hair every day. I don't care, but my boyfriend doesn't understand that having a lot of hair is a pain and washing it every day is bad. If you have "gross" habits, you don't need to talk about them.
Before you freak out, I think some insecurities are important to share. If you have serious insecurities that really affect you, I think they're worth letting your boo know about. But they don't need to know that you're insecure about how you look in purple.
Every Detail About Your Ex
Chances are, your exes will come up in conversation with your boyfriend or girlfriend. That doesn't mean you need to share every detail about your past relationship, especially if you're in a new one. Hearing all about your ex can translate to baggage and might make your BF or GF start questioning how you feel about them. Or worse, they could start comparing themselves to your ex.
Your Friends' Secrets
When your friend tells you a secret, she should not have to specify "Don't tell anyone including your BF." Your friends' secrets are just that...secrets! Don't share that info.
Drama Between Your Friends
It's not that your BF doesn't care that your two best friends are fighting. But he most likely isn't dying to hear about it and is going to get really bored with this conversation. Leave the friend drama within your group of friends.
Do you share these things with your partner? What are some things you would add to this list? Tell us in the comments!