Last night, I watched an old episode of Bones
. In "The Cinderella in the Cardboard" (4:19), the main characters Brennan and Booth go to a wedding dress store to investigate a case. While there, they discover Daisy, their friend and psychologist Sweets' girlfriend, trying on a wedding dress and leaping into the arms of another man.
Brennan wants to tell Sweets immediately, and eventually does so, much to the chagrin of the rest of the team.
This episode intrigued me, especially because I supported Brennan. The rest of the team thought that Brennan stay out of it in consideration of Sweets' feelings. Brennan insisted on telling Sweets out of a desire to be honest. SPOILER:
As it turned out, Daisy wasn't cheating on Sweets. She tried on the wedding dress for her cousin, who wore the same size and was out of town during the store's annual sale. At the end of the episode, Brennan ends up at Booth's apartment, upset because she has ultimately caused the young couple pain for no reason.
I don't get why she was so upset. She did the right thing. It turned out that Daisy wasn't cheating, which is great, but what if she was?
If I were in Sweets' position, I would want my friend to tell me. In fact, I would be offended if my friend didn't. If my friend saw my boyfriend doing something suspicious, I would want to know
. How that affects our relationship and whether or not he was actually cheating is between my boyfriend and me. But my friend's duty as a friend is to look out for me, even when the truth might hurt.
So if I saw my friend's S/O cheating on her, I would tell her just the way I'd want to be told. I don't consider this heartless. I call it being a good friend.What do you think? Would you tell your friend if you saw their S/O cheating on them? Would you want to know?