Would you forgive your best friend who slept with your spouse?
By Juliet Ebirim
Stephanie’s life had seemed perfect. She had a wonderful husband, Donald, and three beautiful kids. They shared a happy life together. This included camping holidays with her best friend from childhood, Nancy and her husband and kids.
To Stephanie’s horror, her husband and “best friend” began to meet, talk and text up to five times a day. They said “there was nothing in it” and she was being paranoid to be jealous of them. When curiosity got the better of her and Stephanie checked his phone and found messages like – “You are so hot, when can we be together again?”- She exploded and confronted her husband. He begged for her forgiveness, saying they only had sex once.
Forgiveness is often challenging when a spouse cheats, but when it’s with your best friend, it’s double betrayal. How could you ever trust them again? Your best friend who has doubly broken your trust by having sex and becoming intimate with your husband and secondly, in sharing your confidence the whole time she has carried on the conspiracy with your husband. Would you forgive Nancy if you were in Stephanie’s shoes? Hear our celebrities:
I will forgive her but — Peggy Ovire, Actress
I will definitely forgive that friend, but I will cut off every form of communication with her. I will stay away from her because I can never forget such betrayal. Our friendship would have to become null and void. Anyone who tries to alter your joy is not a friend.
No, it’s unforgivable! — Essence, Singer
I don’t have friends who would act that way, but for the sake of fiction, I don’t think I can forgive that kind of action. No, it’s unforgivable. Lies and deception lead to mistrust and once trust is lost it’s hard to earn back.
I won’t, Never! — Chelsea Eze, Actress
No, it’s very simple ‘Never!’. I will never forgive such a friend. There’s no excuse for that. I would never look at her the same way again. I wouldn’t even be able to have a heartfelt conversation with her without wondering how she would use it to stab me in the back again.
I will forgive her so that — Dimplez, Singer
I will forgive her so that my prayers can be answered, but I won’t have anything to do with her again. Even if I could sincerely forgive her, nothing would ever be the same between us.If there’s a reason for it,
I will forgive him — Ugezu J Ugezu, Actor/Producer
The first credible step is to find out why my said best friend did that with the said wife. I will forgive him as long as there’s a reason for what happened. I’m not in the habit of playing God, because nobody is God.