Protect your confidences
Meeting with your bible study group at a local coffee spot? Talking with your counselor over a latte? Be careful! It is wonderful to have these types of resources available to help you through life’s difficult moments, especially if you are dealing with separation, ,divorce, custody matters, etc. However, be sensitive to the fact that your confidentiality in a public place where you can be seen and heard may be limited. Do you know who is sitting at the table behind you? Who is in line while you wait for your bagel and java? If you knew that your spouse’s divorce lawyer was enjoying breakfast just feet away, would your conversation change? If it would, then you may not want to share those parts of life in those contexts. We encourage our clients to have support systems in place, but choose carefully when and where you want to rely on them.