It is better to hear the truth first

One of the thing that ruins the relationships is gossips because it causes misunderstanding to people. It is proven because I have experienced that. In my case, it was a simple misunderstanding, I did not dwell on it hoping that it will die naturally. However, my cousin started gossiping about me and her. And as expected, I am the bad one. I felt sad and want to fight back, but decided to ignore it because I know what is the truth. It did ruin our relationship as cousins, though we are okay now because we have talked about it after six long years of avoiding the misunderstanding, the scar is still there. Our relationship is not as close as before.

I am sharing my experience because of the friend who is asking my advice about gossips issue. She is not in good terms with her husband’s aunt because of bad gossips. Their misunderstanding started through gossips. She is not confronting the aunt personally to clear things up. She is angry as well as the aunt. I shared to hear my experience. I told her to talk to the aunt, clear things up before it will worsen the situation. Do not ignore it for it will last long like what happened to me. Told her to better hear the truth from the aunt before overreacting for it will not help the situation at all. I hope my advice works and will help her solve the misunderstanding with her husband’s aunt.