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Among other reasons, it can be a way to signal trust.
When I became a mother five years ago I naively assumed that having a child meant a woman had grown up. Gone would be the petty insecurities, comparisons and judgements that women so cruelly share during the teenage years and beyond. I was wrong.
Psst...can you keep a secret? Turns out, most of us can't, and as soon as we have a chance to let it all out, we gossip — at least 80 per cent of what we chit-chat about is considered to be a form of...
Spreading gossip works two ways. We've all heard someone claim "I don't gossip, I can't stand it," and then watch them happily take in whatever piece of news someone is sharing. Just because you're not the one spreading word, that doesn't make you guiltless.