My friend lied to me...
So, Keith and I have this couple that we hang out with a lot. We'll call them "M" and "F". They're pretty much the only couple we know that we enjoy doing things with on a regular basis. Anyway, they're separating.
That sucks, but the real sucky part of it is that I just found out that F (one of my best friends) was cheating on M for two months, about 2 months ago.
Not only was she cheating, but M suspected it. He confronted her and she denied it. Then, to make things worse (for me) she lied to me about it. I never brought it up, she did. She would be complaining about M and would say things like, "M actually thinks I'm cheating on him with S! How ridiculous is that? I'd never cheat on him. And S isn't even attractive!" And remember, this is all voluntary lying. I never once inquired about it. She'd just bring it up. She even went so far as to say things like, "You know, all this does is make me think that maybe M is cheating on me. You know they always say that the person who is cheating is always suspicious of the other person, and accuses them out of guilt."
Anyway, I had no idea she was cheating on him. She was so adamant about how she wasn't.
Well, about two weeks ago, she finally told me that she had. But she would never tell me who it was with. Last week when things got really bad (M was out of town for work and F was threatening to kill herself!) M and I were talking and he kind of let it slip that she as cheating with S (someone who works for M, btw).
I didn't let him know that I didn't already know. I figure that he assumes she had told me. I did tell him that it made me sad because up until 2 weeks ago, I had no idea any of this went on.
But now I don't know what to do. F doesn't know that M let the info slip. Hell, M himself doesn't even know that he let the info slip. And I'm just crushed that she lied to me like that. I mean, I'm upset enough that she did that to M in the first place, as I consider him a very dear friend. But, she lied directly to me, voluntarily.
I don't know what to do. I kind of really don't want to be friends with her right now, but I also feel bad because she'd in such a bad place right now and I'm really the only person who lives close enough to check up on her (physically) and stuff.
And there's also the question of, what if they work things out and get back together? It'll never be the same as it was before, but I don't want to NEVER see them again as a couple.