What Would Debbie Do?
I Screwed Up, Now What?
I have become caught in a love triangle of sorts, can you help me?
So a few months ago I met this shy guy, Shawn, who I have completely fallen for. I think that he likes me in return but I am not brave enough to make any advances. The label on our relationship is currently ‘close friends.’ My best friend has also begun to crush on Shawn’s friend, Jack — who is involved in a long-distance relationship. Well troubles started to arise when Jack begun flirting with me. Then in a situation that was heavily lubricated with alcohol, I woke up in Jack’s bed.
So I am really worried that my friend is crushing on a cheater but I cannot warn her – since I am the girl Jack cheated with – and I’m also worried that I have messed up any shot I have/had with Shawn. Is there any way I can fix this?
–Thank you, Synch or Swim
Dear Synch or Swim,
Really? Are you really asking me this question?
Synch, you already know the answer to this. You have COMPLETELY blown your shot not only with Shawn (if he even had an inkling to like you) but with your supposed “best friend.” Your actions have been so egregious, I can’t even see straight. I think you need to figure out what your motivation was/is, and reevaluate yourself in every way. Jack will surely tell Shawn, and both the boys will figure out that you’re no friend to anyone but yourself. Learn from this mess … and try and behave yourself. That’s what I would do.