Dear Carol

Help! I made up a fake BF


 
My boyfriend and I broke up about a month ago and said we’d be friends. I still secretly like him, but he was telling me about his new GF. I got jealous and made up a story about how I had a BF, but that I broke up with him last night. Now, I don’t know if I should tell my ex I made up my BF. I feel guilty and sad for lying.

Dear To Tell The Truth,
Unless you’d be ratting someone out or hurting someone else’s feelings, being honest is almost always the best way to go. And the truth is easier to remember. Next time you and your ex talk, if you want to come clean, say, “I made up that whole new boyfriend thing because I was jealous, but I regret it, and I’m sorry.”

However, if he and his new GF are happy together, my advice is for you to start being honest with yourself. Unless there’s a solid chance of reconciliation, you need to start caring less about your ex and focus more on future relationships.
 

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BY CAROL WESTON ON 6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM

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