Family therapist and author Evan Imber-Black was recently interviewed by Safe Space Radio on how to share secrets in the family. In contrast to televised and sensationalist secret telling in front of mass audiences, Dr. Imber-Black works with families to prepare carefully before revealing important secrets. She tells stories from her work about the impact of secrets on family members, creating ever widening circles of silence and distance in relationships. She describes the impact on children who may not know a secret, but whose behavior is nonetheless deeply effected by the silence. She advises an individual analysis of each family member who may be effected by revealing a secret and how to respect those who may not want it revealed.
Go to their website to listen to Evan Imber-Black's insights: http://safespaceradio.com/2011/10/telling-secrets-in-the-family/