Hope you understand this. If you have any questions or want something cleared, let me know! Please tell me what you think of this:
A person we will call A, had written as their beneficiary to their estate and funds the daughter of a close friend. In other words, this person's friend's daughter would get all of the remaining funds once the person had passed away. Another person, we'll call B, had found out about the beneficiary (whether B asked about it, or was told by A is not clear). B told one family member this, who in turn told the rest of the family, when A had instructed B to keep it to themselves. B was concerned about the choice A made, and this is the reason B told the immediate family member about it. The entire family was not pleased about the beneficiary, being a bit was known about this person being a person that would take advantage of A's naive nature, but never made any mention of it to A.
Now, A has requested that his beneficiary be changed to the person's own nephews and nieces, instead of the daughter of the close friend.
When a family member, C, found out about it, C told A that they were glad that they had made that change. When this happened, A asked how did C know. C then said, why everyone knew about it. A then said, that was confidential between me and B. I didn't want anyone to know about that.
When B found out that C had told this to A, B asks C, "Was it you who told A about knowing who the beneficiary was" C said yes, thinking everyone knew but was just too polite to ask about the choice A made. B is somewhat taken aback, but then C tells B that if A had not wanted anyone to know about it, then A should have kept it to themselves. B then says they were concerned about the choice A made, and that is why they told the family. Incidentally, the family had even argued about it and B knew about and discussed it previously with C.
Are you confused? I hope not.