My boyfriend and I have been together for about six years. We were broken up for three weeks in January of this year. I asked his best friend of 20+ years to hang out one night because I wanted to get some advice about how to fix the situation with my boyfriend — because they've been so close for so long, he knows my boyfriend very, very well.
Anyway, I cried a lot and drank even more. I guess when he decided I was drunk enough, he decided it was a good time to tell me that he's always been in love with me and has been jealous of my boyfriend for six years . . . and then he kissed me. I, being drunk, kissed him back. I've never seen him look as happy as he looked at that moment.
The next day, he called me, freaking out. He said that he meant what he'd said and he's not sorry that he said it (or for kissing me), but that he didn't want my boyfriend to find out what happened between the two of us, because he realized that it wasn't ever going to lead to anything — he knew I wanted to be with my boyfriend and not him.
To this point, I have respected his wishes and haven't told my boyfriend, but I feel like I am lying to him. I don't want to ruin their relationship, or ours, but for some reason I feel like he should know.