I am very good at keeping confidences. If someone shares private information with me there is no way I am going to tell anyone, including those who are closest to me. There are certain lines I will not cross.
When someone tells me other people's secrets it makes me wonder. How can I trust you to maintain the integrity of our conversations? How can I let you see into my heart? Will you hold my truths close or will my loves, fears and embarrasments be shared beyond the sacred quiet of our friendship?
If there is a circle of friends under what circumstances is it ok to talk about a third party? If the intent is loving and supportive is it ok? I think these situations can be quite unclear and confusing.
I think, giving my current state of mind, it is best if I stop thinking so much. I only wish I could.