By Melissa Hughes - For Weekender

Advice from Melissa: I used to date my boyfriend’s friend

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Dear Melissa,

My new boyfriend recently introduced me to his circle of friends for the first time. It turns out I had dated one of the guys casually a few years ago. We both acted as if we did not know each other but it was super awkward. Do I tell my boyfriend or just let it go?

Inner circle

Dear inner circle,

I think it is very important that you tell your boyfriend right away that you used to date his one friend. Eventually, it is likely going to come out and will cause problems and trust issues down the road if you are not upfront about it. If the casual dating was no big deal then your man should be OK with that and just move on. If he finds out you knew all along and were hiding it from him, he is going to think that the relationship was possibly more than what it was or that you are hiding other things from him as well. Relationships are built on honesty and trust and it is super important that you let him know this right away. If he can’t trust you it is never going to work out. Good luck!

Melissa

By Melissa Hughes

For Weekender

Girl Talk began in 2012 as a telltale horror story of the city’s most epic dating disasters and has evolved into a column about love, life experiences and growing up. Melissa also has a weekly Girl Talk TV segment on PA Live, WBRE, and a radio segment every Wednesday on 98.5 KRZ.

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Girl Talk began in 2012 as a telltale horror story of the city’s most epic dating disasters and has evolved into a column about love, life experiences and growing up. Melissa also has a weekly Girl Talk TV segment on PA Live, WBRE, and a radio segment every Wednesday on 98.5 KRZ.