“Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead.”
Notice the verbal diarrhea pandemic sweeping the nation? Competent secret-keepers are an endangered species. No matter how personal the disclosure, folks just can’t seem to keep their fucking mouths shut. Remember when someone confides in you, it isn’t your crisis or story to repeat. Even if you mean well or come from a place of sympathy, it does not cushion the sting of betrayal. Loose lips destroy trust and completely undermine credibility. When privy to a secret, take the only respectable route and honor confidentiality, no matter how great the temptation to blab.