There are two people in a relationship; let’s call them Kristi and Peter. I’m really good friends with both. One weekend night, Peter used my laptop to play a bunch of new songs he found. As a college student obsessed with social networking, he checked his Facebook account while using my laptop. The next morning I noticed that he had neglected to log out of his account. At that moment, a girl messaged him, saying “I love you babe! So excited for you to visit me next week.”
This girl was not Kristi. I clicked her account and saw that this mystery girl goes to Penn State University and that their messaging stretched back over a year. Peter is obviously involved in a relationship with this girl, while also dating Kristi. My dilemma is whether to tell Kristi about this. Telling her would damage my friendship with Peter and reveal that I read his personal messages. Not telling her would damage my friendship with Kristi and allow her to stay in a relationship with someone who is cheating on her.
Contributed by Anonymous.
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