Sometimes people suck, we all know this. No matter what the situation is, it’s never easy when someone finds out that their partner is cheating on them. People cheat, but it is even worse when people cheat on someone you care about.
Finding out your best friend’s partner is cheating on them is hard; do you tell them? Do you keep your mouth shut? What happens if you are friends with both of them? Relationships can be tricky and meddling into other people’s relationships can be even trickier.
Whether you use the information you learned about your best friend’s partner cheating for the good or bad, here are 7 things you can do when you find out:
Hello! This is an obvious. It can be super difficult for someone to hear that the person that they put their trust in betrayed them, but sometimes you just have to do what you have to do. No one wants to be the person that is sitting in the dark while everyone else around them knows that their partner is being unfaithful.
Don’t Tell them
Although this is going against what I believe in, it might be best to let them figure it out on their own. We all have had that one friend that is so blinded by love, you can show them texts, pictures, videos, bring them to the girl’s house and see them hooking up, and she will still say “Oh no, they’re just friends.” I mean sometimes people are beyond help.
Confront Their Partner
I mean, sometimes you have to be a badass and stick up for someone you care about. A lot of the time a person that cheats continues to do it because that’s what people are allowing them to do. Sometimes you just need to be upfront with them and tell them off. No one is going to treat my best friend like that, and they need to know it.
Talk to Their Partner About it
Sometimes people truly make mistakes, and as much as you might not want to you have to give people the benefit of the doubt. Is it in their person’s nature to cheat? Are they usually a great partner to your friend? Were they super drunk? Sometimes if it truly was a one time thing, SOMETIMES it’s better for your friend not to know (This is usually not the case, but hey, we are human).
Key Their Car
If you really want to get petty and bring out your inner Carrie Underwood…
Help Your Friend Move on
Maybe it’s by watching movies on your couch, or maybe it’s by bringing them on a surprise tinder date that they had no idea they were going to go on. Moving on is for the best, no one wants to be in a relationship with someone that cheats on them. Sometimes you have to be the one that shows them that they are worth more than that relationship, even if they can’t see it yet.
Let Them Figure it Out on Their Own
Ultimately, it is their decision on what they do with their relationship. Even if you hate the fact that you best friend keeps going back to the same cheating asshole over and over, you can’t hold their hand and make their decisions for them. There are many things that you can do when you find out your best friend’s partner is cheating, it’s up to you to decide what they want to do with the information. Every case is different.