There was a story in yesterday’s NYT that reminded me of the topic I started just before the holidays–the problem of family secrets. The title really says it all: “Keeping Marital Secrets Closeted.” While the subject of the article is off-topic from the blog (the author’s husband was gay), the costs of secret-keeping are similar, I think.
There are, to be sure, big differences is the subject of the secrets and these do matter. A secret about use of third-party gametes perhaps more directly concerns the child. The cost of secrecy may rest more heavily on the unwitting child than on the adults, who can clearly talk to each other. But still, I thought I’d flag it for you all–it’s worth a read.