Husband’s mom asked him to keep a secret from me

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been happily married for 23 years and have two children. Is it OK for my mother-in-law to tell my husband something and demand that he not tell me?

The “secret” is: His sister, who has two children, is getting divorced.

We do not see either of them often, and there has never been a time when we were on bad terms or gossiped about his family. His mom is just very secretive. I have nobody to share that news with and, honestly, I do not judge the situation.

My husband told me the news immediately, and was upset his mom asked him not to tell me. We do not think it was right. We are a team. Do you agree?


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