There are times when a new perspective can help to improve your stories.
I recently moved into an apartment and have had the chance to bounce ideas off of my new roommate.
It’s been nice since she doesn’t know the ins and outs of my novels so her perspective is different from the members of my writing group.
Sometimes it’s important to find a new perspective.
My roommate has insights that I wouldn’t think of with my own proximity to the story.
Even though it may be difficult
You don’t have to tell the whole world but having at least one other person who can help you to look at your novel, short story, essay, poetry, etc will help you immensely. I know it has helped me.