It is not gossip to confide in a friend when faced with troubles directly impacting your heart.
It only becomes “gossip” if you share other peoples troubles or situations…when you break a confidence.
It is gossip if you use other peoples information just to have something to chat about, or you use it in a harmful way.
Be trustworthy. Listen. Offer advice or guidance if you can. Be a friend
A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.
Proverbs 11:13 NLT