Don't Keep Secrets
It's never a good idea to withhold information from your loved ones, even with the purest of motives. As we see in soaps, people often think they're doing someone else a favor by going it alone, or protecting them from unpleasant truths, but it always blows up in their faces. In real life, secrets isolate us, make us miserable, and sometimes ruin relationships completely. Besides, isn't it more respectful to allow your loved one to decide what to do with the facts, rather than taking away their power?