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I told my best friend I saw his fiancee out with another man, and he hasn’t spoken to me since.

by Sarah Smart

June 15, 2018

Q.  I recently spotted my best buddy’s fiancée at a VIP party with another guy. They danced together all evening and she kept looking at him like she was in love.  I made the mistake of telling my friend about it, because I didn’t want to see him hurt, but the guy turned out to be her cousin.  The problem is that my friend  has not spoken to me since.  I’ve tried apologizing, but he refuses to listen. We’ve been friends since high school, and I’m embarrassed and ashamed for sticking my nose in.  What else can I do?

A.  You can write him a letter and tell why you did what you did and ask for forgiveness. Explain that your act was not a malicious one and that you only told him because you felt it was the duty of a friend.  And next time, keep your mouth closed.  It never pays to tell people something that you know in advance will hurt.  You are not his guardian or protector.

Q.  A close friend’s ex-husband asked me to go with him to a major affair, and I really want to go. I have always admired him. However, the guilt I feel is haunting me.  My friend really loved him at one time and may still, but she has re-married.  All my friends say go.  What do you say?

A.  say…friends don’t do that to friends.

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