I am writing a diary which will be seen by others. May it contain lashon hara against a relative?

Question:
I am writing a diary which will be seen by others. May it contain lashon hara against a relative of mine?
 
Answer:
No, the fact that one is writing a personal history does not entitle you under ordinary circumstances to include lashon hara against a relative.
 
Friday, 03 April 2009
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