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Lashon Hara in Diary

Is it considered lashon hara if you write negative things about a person in a personal diary that no one will read, but is written as a way of catharsis and communicating ones stress and frustration that one feels toward another person.
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No, lashon hara is conveying negative things to another person. Writing a diary which helps one deal with their feelings without communicating it to another person may in fact be a valuable tool in avoiding speaking lashon hara. This is all assuming no one else has access to the diary other than yourself.

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  1. Many diaries have been found after their writer’s demise. Why don’t we need to be concerned that ultimately practically any diary will be seen by other people?

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