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June 25, 2012 7:34 PM Subscribe
While the rumor is untrue, it touches something I never told anyone- should I spill the beans?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (27 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The rumor is that I had an affair with my co-workers wife. While this did not occur at all, there was an incident. We work together and are friendly, but don't generally hang out. The first time I met his wife was at a party and after we were all quite drunk she tried to forcibly kiss me out of the blue in the kitchen. I mean really no flirty behavior or even much conversation between us. I pushed her away and gave her the benefit of the doubt- wrote it off as a stupid drunken mistake.
But now that this rumor has surfaced, I suddenly feel that I should have said something at the time. I don't know his wife at all, aside from that party, I've seen her once or twice at group events and barely exchanged words with her.
I have cleared it up with him and he believes that we were not having an affair, but this one thing is nagging me. Do I tell him this additional detail? Will it do any good? Did he latch on to the rumor so strongly because she has been unfaithful before and I should make him aware of her behavior?