Kiss and tell, feature article

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Kiss & Tell


Should you Kiss and Tell?

So you've gone out (without your guy), and got caught up in the party atmosphere, and you cheat. At the time, you had this little voice in your head telling you that you won't feel guilty tomorrow, after all it's just one kiss. That is until the next morning and wham, like a slap to the face (which you actually feel you deserve), the guilt comes rushing in. You reach for the phone, and immediately ring your best friend.

"What should I do?" you scream to her. The response you receive will be about your best friend's morals and values, not yours.

There are many ways of looking at this situation. These are usually based upon the theme of trying to justify the kiss. The bottom line is that you have betrayed your partner, and nothing can change that fact.

But, does that mean you should tell him? After all it was only one kiss (well maybe two), but that was all.

This is where it gets tricky. After speaking to my girlfriends about this topic I have found that if their boyfriend were to kiss another girl, they would want to know about it. However, after talking to my male friends on this issue, I can honestly say that every single one of them said they would rather not know.

So where does that leave the guilty party and the innocent victim?

When it comes down to it, the guilty person must live with it. But should the innocent person need to feel hurt, only so that the guilty one can feel better because they were honest? Is

confessing just about relieving one's guilt?

In most situations, it is only once you've cheated that you suddenly...