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What do you do if you kiss one of your friends?

Asked by taylorstiles (5points) February 27th, 2011

Me and one of my good friends went to a bar last night to blow off some steam. Niether one of us had been out for a long time. She is married with a 2 year old and I have been dating the same guy for 4 years. We had some young guys buying us drinks(way to many) and dancing with us. We were both dancing with guys who turned us towards each other and started chanting “kiss kiss kiss kiss”. So we did. On the dance floor, back at the table, and several times in the cab(along with a bit of touching, to the delite of the cab driver). I ended up crashing on her living room floor with my head in a waste basket. I was awaken this morning by her 2 year old son playing with her husband. I felt so guilty, I couldn’t look her husband in the eye when he asked if we had a good time. My friend drove me back to the bar to get my car and on the way their where several akward silences. I got out of her car and said I’ll talk to you latter but I had a sad felling like it was the last time I would see her.
When I got back home I felt so bad when I saw my boyfreind. I felt like I had betrayed him. I have never done anything like this before. I don’t know what to do. Should I call my friend to appoligize? Should I tell my boy friend?

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LuckyGuy's avatar

Alcohol makes people stupid. That’s why there is an age limit. You let total strangers tell you what to do – and you did it.
You are a little smarter today. Leave it as a lesson learned and not tell.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I would talk with the friend first to get it square with her. You hadn’t been out for awhile, it’s not unusual to get a little wild. The rest is tough for an outsider to call.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

If you feel guilty, then yes you need to talk to your boyfriend and your friend.

blueiiznh's avatar

Only YOUR conscience knows what to do as you are the only one that knows what you were and are feeling.
It could be a little or big lesson.

markferg's avatar

Sounds like a good night. Just ask those involved what happened. If you get responses that embarrass you, then just apologize. Generally, everyone has something worth forgetting, so your circumstances are just part of the (forgettable) fun. If it is something that continuously embarrasses you then giving up drinking completely should be considered as an option. That’s really a completely different question.

Kardamom's avatar

It wouldn’t matter how intoxicated I was, I would never be inclined to “get frisky” with my best friend or any other female or any other male that wasn’t my SO. It’s just not in my make-up. Just like I would never drink and drive. It’s a decision that has been made way ahead of time (years ahead of time), so things like that don’t ever happen.

Things don’t “just happen.” People use intoxication to justify things happening. So you need to figure out why this happened. It’s likely that you’ve been thinking about experimenting with a woman, or this particular female friend, for a long time and probably never said it out loud. In my opinion, both of you were cheating, not good. How would either of you feel if your male boyfriend and her male husband hooked up with each other? If either of you is okay with that prospect, then it seems like you all don’t really believe in monogamy. Some people don’t, but you need to figure out if you and your friend and your SO’s do.

I would talk to the best friend first, apologize and say that you were drunk and it will never happen again. Then let her talk. See what she says. She will either say the same thing, or she might say that she liked it and it’s no problem, or she might say that it was great and she hopes you feel the same way, or she might not want to talk to you at all (right now, or possibly ever) because she’s feeling guilty and foolish and embarrassed too. The answer that your friend gives, should dictacte what you do next.

Don’t be so quick to tell your boyfriend, unless your feel very confident that he won’t be hurt by this news. If you and your friend decide that the whole situation was a big mistake and you can both keep your mouths shut about it (and no bystanders are likely to blab) then let it go, don’t ever let it happen again, and be a better more upstanding girlfriend.

You can also decide to let your boyfriend know what happened, but be prepared for his reaction. He might be hurt (that you cheated) or embarrassed (that this all happened while you were drunk and in public) or he might be titillated and want you to hook up with the friend or other women again. He will either think you cheated and betrayed him or he will be turned on and want you to do it again. But if you do tell him, the subject is likely to be brought up many more times in your future. Think about that.

In the meantime, you should really think about the fact that you have some sort of a drinking problem. No one should ever let themselves get to the point that they do something (that in their sober state) they would think is wrong, or embarrassing, or dangerous or hurtful to someone else. Think about things ahead of time (years ahead of time) and set limits for yourself. Then decide what kind of a relationship you really want and conduct your life in that manner.

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sliceswiththings's avatar

It’s no big deal. I’ve smooched like all of my friends. Maybe she was quiet in the car because she was hungover and tired? Give her a few days, and act normal. If you act weird she’s more likely to. I don’t see a reason to tell your boyfriend, everyone engages in drunken revelry. I bet he wouldn’t even care if you told him. It’s not like you woke up in her bed naked.

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