It's great to have a close relationship to your mother, but there are some things you likely don't want her knowing. It's nice when you get to the point where you can share things with a parent, but there are certain things you should never tell your mom, not only because they might be private to you, but they could also end up hurting her or putting her in an uncomfortable position. Of course, everyone's relationship is different, but it can be useful to have some guidelines on what is considered appropriate to discuss versus what is better to delve into with a friend.
"What you should and shouldn't tell your mother depends on the kind of relationship you have with her, particularly how she's reacted to things you've told her in the past," says Jill Whitney LMFT over email. "If she tends to be critical or blab your secrets, you might be careful what you share with her. But if she's supportive, encouraging, and a great sounding board, there's very little you need to hold back."
Ultimately, you'll be the judge, but sometimes it's best to tread with caution when it comes to oversharing. Here are six things you should never tell your mom.