Have you ever cut the price tag off a new dress so your boyfriend or husband wouldn’t find out what it REALLY cost? Have you ever told your friend she looks thin and great when in fact she looks awful? Have you ever secretly been attracted to someone other than your partner? Have you ever lied about how much money you make? Have you ever covered up for your kids? Have you gotten Botox and not disclosed? Have you ever faked an orgasm?
Well, if you have ladies, you’re not alone. Women are secret keepers and liars it just so happens! But what do women hide, and what do they tell? Studies show that women keep secrets from their spouses about anything from having an eating disorder, to spending, to stuff about the kids. They also show that women keep secrets from other women about weight, cheating on partners, and about the achievements of their children. Finally, studies show that baby boomers, those in the highest income brackets, and married couples are more secretive than all other.
Now I remember all too well when my husband, (who was my boyfriend at the time), bought me a gold bracelet for our one-year “going out” anniversary. I had received a huge teddy bear for our six-month anniversary all complete with roses… aww what a romantic! But the gold bracelet came after the year. And let me tell you, man was it U-G-L-Y. I mean, not to him of course. He told me it took him an hour to choose it. It was this mix of white and yellow gold that came braided together in a snake-like fashion. I must have been a great liar/actress, cuz when I saw it, I so “honestly” blurted out, “It’s gorgeous! I love it!” Only after we were married did I tell him the bracelet was so damn ugly, I shuttered every time I looked down at my wrist. And so, recently, at a friend’s Gold Party, I hocked it for cash! Am I the best wife or what??