Kyle Cooke has said over and over he wants to restore trust with fianceé Amanda Batula after he cheated on her last year. Now that the Summer House couple is officially engaged, you would think they've put his cheating past behind them.
Enter Lindsay Hubbard. The first time she heard a Kyle Cooke cheating rumor, it turned out to be true. Now, she's telling her Aunt Rhonda that she's heard a brand new rumor that Kyle's done it again. Uh oh. (See it for yourself in the clip above.)
"Kyle was making out with some girl, in public, at a club, in the city," Lindsay tells her, explaining, "The first time Kyle cheated last year, Everett told me and I decided not to say anything because I did not want to come in the middle of Everett and Kyle’s friendship. Now I have a girlfriend coming to me and she’s known Kyle and Amanda for years ... and f--k."
What should she do?
Psychology Today has advice on a situation just like this. "Rather than try to do the best thing, whatever that might be, maybe we should just do the right thing ... the right thing would seem to be to tell our friend the truth, and let the chips fall where they may. OK, but those chips may hurt, and they may hurt a lot. Are we comfortable with that?"
The Independent also has a take on being caught in the middle of a cheating rumor. "First off, this is a horrible and difficult position for you to be in, and unsurprisingly there’s no straightforward answer. Whatever you do, it’s likely to have consequences and you could cop the fallout. That’s true even if you say nothing. Suppose your friend finds out about the infidelity and then realizes that you knew all along?
It may also be worth considering how close a friend that person is to you. Would they appreciate this news coming from you if you don’t really spend much time together, and how hurt would they be that you kept it quiet if you usually share everything with one another?"
But most importantly, the report adds, what evidence do you actually have? "You should also consider whether you have all your facts straight. How much firm evidence do you really have?"
"One of the hardest things about discovering an affair can be the humiliation that many people feel when they find out they were the last ones to know. With this said, you must also think of your own mental well being – this is likely to cause you stress and anxiety so it might be worth finding somebody safe to offload to. Just make sure it’s a person who doesn’t know your friend and be careful not to reveal any names."
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