This Reddit user’s world came crashing down when he discovered his girlfriend had been lying about her whereabouts. To make matters worse, the revelation occurred at the worst possible moment – when he was out shopping for the perfect engagement ring to propose to her with. Now, his girlfriend doesn’t know he caught her lie. So, should he confront her?
The Original Poster (OP) starts by explaining that he’s going to propose to his girlfriend. But there’s a problem: he’s awful at choosing jewelry. As a result, whenever he wants to buy her something like that, he calls upon their mutual friends for help. And that’s where the problem starts…
Her Best Friend Came to Help
OP didn’t trust himself to pick out a ring for his girlfriend, so he asked her best friend, Justine, lend a hand. Justine knows her better than anyone and it helps that OP’s good friends with her, too. He waited until his girlfriend when to visit her sister, then invited Justine to come around.
They Needed to Go to the Store
OP and Justine started by looking through some engagement ring catalogs. Nothing caught their eye, though, so they decided it’d be best to go to an actual jewelry store. The problem? OP didn’t know when his girlfriend was coming home. As a result, he sent her a crafty text that’d help them see how much time they had…
In the message, OP told his girlfriend he was going to order takeout so needed to know when she’d be home to get it delivered at the right time. Her response was more than a little bit troubling. She told OP she’d be a few hours because she’d just met up with Justine to do some shopping – the same Justine stood in OP’s house.
She Acted Normally
It was obviously a lie. And, when OP showed Justine the message, she was just as confused. However, her girlfriend acted totally normal when she got home. He played along at the start, but it soon became “really hard to act like everything’s fine.”
What Should He Do?
OP feels stuck. He says they always tell each other everything, so the fact she lied is eating him up inside. He wants to confront her on it, but how could he do that without revealing that he’s planning to propose?
He Turned to Reddit for Advice
OP knows for a fact his girlfriend lied to him about where she was. But now he doesn’t know what to do. Should he just forget about the issue and try to move on, even though it “won’t stop gnawing” at him? What do people on Reddit suggest?
Confront It Head On
All sorts of comments and suggestions came in on the thread, ranging from the sensible to the silly. However, the top comment suggested OP tackle the issue head on. The person wrote:
“I know you say you can’t tell her why you know, but I honestly think you should. You don’t want this to bug you forever and propose to a girl that could be potentially hiding something. Just say you were hanging out with Justine because you needed help with a gift, so you know she wasn’t with her. And see what she says.”
They continued, “Trust and communication is important and it would suck to know you propose to a girl who could be doing you wrong, but also just as bad to sit there and let that lie eat you alive.”
Tell Her and Ask What’s Up
Other people had similar thoughts. They wondered if OP could tell his girlfriend a half-truth – just enough to reveal how he knows she lied without letting slip his plans to propose. One popular comment said:
“You could just not bring up the proposal and simply say we were picking out some jewellery…Maybe she was getting something for you. Just tell her and ask her what’s up.”
What Do You Think?
What’s your take on OP’s predicament? What do you think his girlfriend was up to? And what should OP do to address it? Should he confront her directly, like people on Reddit thought? Or is there another option? Drop a comment with your thoughts.
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