My friend's boyfriend is cheating on her and I'm torn on what to do.

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It’s a really tough situation.  I understand you wanting to protect your friend, but in this case, I wouldn’t say anything.  At this point it’s like 4th hand information, which isn’t very reliable. You also don’t want to ruin your husband’s friendship with this man if it turns out not to be true.  I think you should be there for your friend and help her when/if she finds out.  If you manage to get more concrete evidence, then you could gently tell her if you want to.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsSancerre:  Since it’s been a bit like playing telephone ( a-friend-of-a-friend-told-your-husband-who-told-you), I would stay out of this.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Someone is going to tell her anyway, I wouldn’t beat that person to it!

Then see how she reacts to the news, and support her through it.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

@MrsSancerre:   i’d wait it out. E already gave D an ulitmatum. Your friend will find out, which she should. But I dont think you’re in the right position to be the one to tell her. Just be there for her when the truth comes out.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Since it sounds like someone is going to tell her, I wouldn’t say anything.  What an awful situation to be in & I hope you support her in whatever choice she makes.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think you should wait it out… 

Don’t play the telephone game. If D doesn’t tell her the truth, then it’s time to talk. Until then, stay away! 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Just to play devil’s advocate a little, my ex was sleeping with basically every female we knew, and someone I thought was a close friend knew about it and never told me. It was pretty hurtful that it felt like everyone but ME knew, even someone who I thought would be looking out for me.

Now, if he’s going to tell her, then I would let him. But if this drags out and he doesn’t let her know… I would probably pipe up.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My ex was cheating on me and everyone knew it but me. Well to be honest, I knew it, but was in denial, which is likely what’s happening here as well. I’m not mad that people didn’t tell me. I had to work through it on my own. I think you should keep quiet and just be there to support her. It will all come out eventually.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper

It’s none of your business, so stay out of it. People often shoot the messenger. I’d rather not get involved in people’s drama so there is no risk of it blowing up in face, which happened to me in the past. My friend was being cheated on, and he didn’t believe me. People believe what they want to and will lie to themselves. He stayed with the bitch and stopped talking to me…until he caught her cheating. Serves him right. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

You are too far removed to tell her. When messages get passed from person to person info changes. I would let the people closer to the info say something. 

A few yearss back, someone told a friend who told my boyfriend at the time that someone caught me with someone else in a park, which was absolutely not true. It really hurt me and it hurt our relationship because even though it wasn’t true he lost trust in me and that’s damaging. I really wish people had kept accusations to themselves. I don’t know why someone thought it was me or how it happened but needless to say not only did I lose my boyfriend but I stopped talking to all the people that accused me. I’m not saying in your friends case this is what happened, it sounds like someone close enough actually saw and confirmed it was him, but seeing as you aren’t close enough to the incident I would just keep quiet. Let it unfold on it own and be there for her when it happens. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Stay out of it, especially if someone else is going to be the messenger. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@theEguarantee:  +1

OP – theEguarantee has perfect advice for this. Please take it to heart.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I truly believe that if you did not see someone cheating with your own eyes, you need to keep your mouth shut. Anything that you did not directly witness is just gossip and rumors. Just be there for her as a friend, and be a shoulder to cry on.

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