The difference is more than you may believe…
Trust and communication are two of the most critical pillars in a relationship, and without these two working properly and regularly, it will be difficult to develop a healthy, happy, and progressive relationship. If you look at the majority of successful relationships, whether in Hollywood or real life, you’ll notice that they all have one thing in common: privacy. What I mean is that they choose to safeguard their relationship and keep it pure by not letting unwanted outside ideas into it or openly exhibiting all of their troubles. It’s one thing to want solitude in your relationship, but it’s quite another to be secretive!
Privacy concerns the two of you, while secrecy concerns only oneself.
You are effectively doing something for the welfare of both of you when you choose to keep certain aspects of your relationship hidden from the public eye. It is unifying and aids in the creation and development of trust; however, if either of you chooses to keep secrets from one another, you are quickly dividing yourself and allowing the fear of insecurity, mistrust, and paranoia to emerge. It’s one thing for your partner not to tell you everything about their past, but it’s quite another when it comes to their present and future.
Privacy is uplifting and pleasant, whereas secrecy is destructive.
At the end of the day, you and your partner have the option of taking measures to build a secure and happy relationship or simply letting things go. The only secrecy a couple should ever have between themselves is what they’re buying as a surprise gift for their birthdays’!