By Jessica DeRubbo

Bruce Jenner left it all on the table in the recent ABC special where he confirmed the truth about his gender identity. In the highly anticipated 20/20 episode with Diane Sawyer, the Olympic athlete discussed his transition from male to female. According to UsMagazine.com, his ex-celebrity wife, Chrystie Crownover, was by his side during the airing of the special. Crownover spoke to Good Morning America on April 27th about her thoughts on his transition, saying, “It was just kind of surreal. It was great because the family was together and that’s what I’m most proud of.” Jenner told Sawyer that Crownover was the first to know about his gender identity issues. “Understandably, I was speechless. I didn’t really know what to stay. I was really pleased that he shared that intimacy with me, that he trusted me with his deepest darkest secret.”

Bruce Jenner kept his gender identity a secret from celebrity ex-wife Chrystie Crownover for quite some time. What are some reasons to keep a secret from your partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

Sometimes keeping a secret is good in a relationship and love, while other times it can destroy a good thing. Cupid has some reasons to keep a secret from your partner:

1. It would unnecessarily hurt them: If by keeping a secret, you’re avoiding hurting your partner, sometimes it’s okay to do so … of course depending on what that secret is. For instance, if your partner asks if she looks heavy in a white pair of skinny jeans, it’s probably in your best interest to avoid affirming the concern. This type of secret doesn’t hurt your partner; whereas telling her may hurt her feelings.

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2. It has nothing to do with them: If you have a secret that does not affect your partner, then you may want to simply keep it. Perhaps a secret pertaining to your family comes out; it’s not your responsibility to enlighten your partner unless you want to do so.

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3. It’s someone else’s secret: If a friend tells you something in confidence, you’re not obligated to tell your partner. In fact, it’s probably best not to do so, as things like that easily spread. If the secret doesn’t affect them and is someone else’s secret to tell, don’t feel bad about keeping your partner in the dark.

What are some other reasons to keep a secret from your partner? Share your thoughts below.