Would you like to lie to a friend so that she can be away for 2 days?


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ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Tuesday’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma came from Bevvy and has to do with lying for a friend. here is the mail

Hi Jaime.

I have a real dilemma and I hope you will help me. I have a wonderful best friend who I have known for over 20 years. We helped each other with just about everything, but now she wants me to lie for her and I feel a bit stuck. Here is what is going on. She is very keen to go alone a few days after spending a year and a half with her husband and three children (aged 17, 14 and 12). Her husband doesn’t want her to go anywhere alone, so my friend asks me to lie and say that we are both going on a short vacation together. I want to help her, really, but since we’re all starting to date again, I just feel like it’s a lie that will be exposed at some point in the near future. She doesn’t think so because she says we just won’t be talking about this weekend and that will ensure that everything stays calm. I understand how she feels about wanting to walk away, but I don’t feel comfortable lying. She begged me to help her, so I feel like I’m stuck. What would you do in this situation? Hope you can help me. I feel caught between a rock and a hard place.

Thank you very much Jaime

~ Bevvy

Wow. It’s hard. I know you always want to be there for your girlfriends, but I think asking someone to lie about something that big is asking too much. But that’s just what I think.

And you? What advice would you give to Bevvy. What would you do if you were her? Let us know on the NEWS10 Facebook page or let Jaime know on the TRY Facebook page.