ANDREW FENTON SOLVES YOUR DAILY DILEMMAS
QIs it smart to ever tell your partner you cheated on them? BL, Rostrevor.
AYou’re way beyond smart at this point. The only time it would be a smart move to tell your significant other you cheated is if you’d signed a ridiculously generous, conditionfree pre-nup in your favour, realised your wealthy billionaire partner wasn’t ever going to cark it and wanted to cash in. Chances are though, you’re just an idiot who got carried away with a colleague, close friend or prostitute (or all three depending on if you work in marketing). Confessing will do irreparable damage, cause simmering resentment and lead to arguments over taking the bins out escalating into crockery hurling competitions. You undoubtedly only want to confess so you feel less burdened by your guilt, but you should have to carry that weight all by yourself. The only time it’s a good idea to spill is if they ask directly, or if you’re a whining, sour-faced movie starlet whose indiscretions are likely to be exposed by a long-lens shot in the gossip mags. Best to get in early in that case. Send your questions to saweek[email protected] adv.newsltd.com.au Touch the stories that touch you. Get our iPad app in the itunes store. adelaidenow.com.au/iPad