A time when you didn’t share the truth with your best friend

A time when you didn’t share the truth with your best friend

  • What was it about
  • Why you didn’t reveal it
  • How he/she felt about it

And explain what his /her reaction to this was.


Answer of the Cue Card A time when you didn’t share the truth with your best friend

There have been times when not telling the truth is the best thing that can be done in a situation. Not that it is justifiable in any way and I believe that one should be as truthful as possible.

I was in such a situation long back. It was my 3rd year of college and my best friend was in a relationship with a guy from our college, who used to live nearby. She hates smokers, and I caught him smoking red-handed one afternoon. It was an awkward situation. I was out of words when he approached me and told me to keep it a secret until he gathered the courage to tell her himself.

The first thought that popped in my mind was to go and tell her everything since she deserved to know the truth and I didn’t want to be the one holding it from her. But then I thought that I shouldn’t be the one to ruin a happy relationship. I decided to give him some time to figure things out.

Days went by and he assumed that I had let go of the events of that day. But certainly, I hadn’t. I confronted him in front of her. It was bitter, but it was the truth. He accepted, embarrassed. But in spite of focusing on the root of the problem, she was upset that I had held it from her.

I felt miserable and apologized, explaining her the reason. However, she wasn’t fully convinced. This tiff brought a little set-back to our friendship, and I figured that telling the truth will always be the better thing to do, even if it’s bitter.

So this is the End of the Cue Card ( A time when you didn’t share the truth with your best friend )

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