This is such an important question, with many significant implications. Sometimes we want to tell our loved one to relieve our conscience. Sometimes we feel forced to tell. Other times we panic and we will say whatever to protect ourselves, or even our partner. Whatever the reason, there are effective ways to tell our partner, and absolutely ineffective ways to tell our partner. It’s crucial to know the difference!
In this episode, I interview Matt Kreiner from Bull City Psychotherapy in Durham, North Carolina. We discuss the ever important concept of the Formal Disclosure. We cover topics and questions such as:
Dangers of staggered disclosure (telling information in separate chunks over time)
If I disclose everything, won’t my partner leave me? What if I lose custody of the kids?
What are the benefits in telling the truth?
When should I tell my significant other?
What does a formal disclosure meeting look like?
It’s our hope that this episode will give you valuable things to consider, that will eventually lead to you making the wisest choice possible.
You can learn more about Matt’s work at www.bullcitypsychotherapy.com, or reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org