Results for - Friendshipisms

1,643 voters participated in this survey

This is a situation that happened to me today. My friend found out her teenage (18 yr old) daughter got married a few weeks ago. I knew about it, but did not discuss with her. Now, I feel like maybe I should have. The family found out about the wedding on FB. What to do when coming to confidences and who is your allegiance to?

1. Since I don't have children of my own, I have gotten to know my friends kids over the years. Sometimes they confide in me, with the understanding that if, for some reason what they tell me, I need to share with their parents, I will. I usually keep their confidence. In recent years this has become increasingly more difficult as the teenage years have approached. One of my friends, her daughter got married by JP. She told me only days after the service. She was having lunch with her mom that day, so i thought she would tell her (since she told me so readily). This was not the case and the family just found out today. My friend is outraged that i did not tell her & I feel awful. I really thought she knew. Should I have called her right away to see if she knew?

Yes
25%
404 votes
No
28%
461 votes
Undecided
33%
537 votes
Not Applicable
15%
241 votes

2. Have you ever been in a situation like this?

Yes
15%
253 votes
No
66%
1,079 votes
Undecided
6%
94 votes
Not Applicable
13%
217 votes

3. Do you keep secrets from your friends?

Yes
40%
650 votes
No
29%
483 votes
Undecided
13%
209 votes
Not Applicable
18%
301 votes

4. Not having kids, I don't always keep up with the "parent code", Is there a friendship code/mom code about telling what the kids are up to?

Yes
22%
354 votes
No
19%
320 votes
Undecided
31%
514 votes
Not Applicable
28%
455 votes
11/23/2015 Parenting 1643 42 By: robinbush

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