Skip To Content
  • Add Yours badge

Tell Me A Secret About Your Relationship That You Refuse To Tell Your Kids

This is a safe space.

Parents might keep secrets about their relationship from their kids for any number of reasons.

Family in the kitchen

Depending on what the situation is, sometimes it's complicated or the timing just isn't right to clue your children in.

Honestly, it should be more accepted and normalized to withhold certain things about your relationship from your kids for whatever reason.

a mom and a daughter talking on a couch

So I'm turning to the parents of the BuzzFeed Community to ask: what secrets about your relationship will you never tell your kids?

Maybe you and your spouse have been separated for a few months but you don't want to tell your children because you're not sure if the two of you are going to work it out or officially get a divorce.

couple not talking

Perhaps you and your partner are dealing with infidelity issues but don't want your kids to know what's happening.

a couple arguing

Or maybe you have a child from a previous marriage but you and your spouse have been hiding it from your children their entire lives.

a woman holding a pregnant belly

This is a judgement-free zone — so whatever relationship secret you won't tell your kids about, share it with me in this anonymous form or in the comments below.

Your response could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post.