3 Times Gossiping Could Actually Improve Your Relationships
We can’t help ourselves from channeling our inner Amy Poehler in Mean Girls every now and then. We want the 411; we need the hot gossip. And this tendency not only crosses generations, but — contrary to what we might expect — much of the gossip is neutral or positive: A 2007 study by Duke University of gossip among fourth-grade girls indicated gossiping can be healthy. So, it’s pretty accurate to say that where there are friends, there is gossip. But are convos about our colleague’s nasty breakup really benefiting our interpersonal relationships? April Masini, a relationship expert and the founder of Ask April, gives us a cautious yes — if done honestly and righteously. Read on to check out the ways in which gossip can be a force for good!