Do You Downplay Your Joy?

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Editor's Note: Often, we are more apt to share the challenges of life with those close to us but sometimes hold back on celebrating the good news. Why is that? One blogger explores her own hesitancy. --Heather:

Over the course of my lifetime I’ve often downplayed my happiness and success. When I bought my second home I was hesitant to tell my friends and family about it. When I was promoted at work I decided to keep the news to myself. When I found out I was pregnant with my son I kept it a secret from all but two people for nearly four months....


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