Do you owe it to your partner to give “full disclosure”? When is it appropriate to have “the talk”?
When entering into a new relationship it’s tricky deciding when to share certain personal information with your new partner. And how much is too much?
In this video, Senior VP of Experts Melanie Gorman poses these questions to me and my fellow YourTango Experts Charles Orlando, Sheila Paxton, Barbara Schiffman.
You’ll see I disagree with my colleagues on one key issue. Can you guess what it is?
When to have "the talk" (full disclosure)
Schiffman says that you should bring up your past when there is a new level of intimacy, but beware of what you might hear about the other person.
"If, all of sudden, you get into a committed relationship and you agree on full disclosure," says Paxton, "but now, you've disclosed things that maybe should've been disclosed before you got into the committed relationship, now you've got a trust issue going on."
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