Dear Miss Emily:
 
I have been broken up with my ex-boyfriend for 3 weeks now, and we still talk like we are friends but, the other night, I got very drunk and hooked up with one of his friends. I don’t know if I need to tell my ex or not because I still want to be friends or possibly get back together, later.  I feel so guilty and don’t know what to do.
Confused

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Dear Confused:

If you tell him he’ll be angry (justified or not), and if he finds out from someone else, he’ll be angry, so it really could boil down to the same ending, because even if you didn’t tell him, people talk and whistles get blown.  It’s just a matter of taking that gamble, waiting for the potential fallout, or facing it now.  In your defense, you were not with him at the time, and you were not cheating.  Not to be cruel, but if you are the kind of person who gets drunk, easily sells herself down the river, as a result, getting back with your ex, or not getting back with him is the least of your problems.