We all keep secrets, sometimes they are personal, sometimes they are professional, and sometimes they are relational. In fact, as I type this and then as you read it, I'm sure something is coming to mind that is being hidden, protected, or kept to yourself. Why are you keeping your secrets? Are you afraid for others to know the truth? Are you respecting the confidence of someone? Are you bound by legal reasons? Of course as a licensed therapist I am bound by confidentiality and thus I have many "professional" secrets that I am not allowed to share with anyone. However, I must admit, that I do carry personal secrets as well. Some are confidences with close friends, some are personal failings that I don't want to admit, and some are honor based like those from my college fraternity. How about you, what secrets are you keeping and why? Even more importantly, are your secrets "healthy" or are they hurting you?