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How do I tell my best friend I think his girlfriend's cheating?

Each week the inbox of our venerable advice columnist, Miss Information, is flooded with queries. And although she makes a valiant effort, she cannot answer them all. To deal with the surplus, we've decided to turn to you. So, don your spectacles and help this woman out. You can give her advice in the comments below, or, if you'd like to share what you wrote with your friends, on our Facebook page.

 

Dear Nerve,

My best guy friend has been dating his current girlfriend for almost a year. He’s totally head over heels about her — he’s told me several times that he even thinks she’s the one. Here’s the problem: the other night I was at a bar with my friends and I saw her kissing another guy.

I feel like I have to tell my friend, but I don’t know how to do it. At the very least, the news will devastate him, and he might take his anger out on me. But he’s also so enamored with his girlfriend that I worry he won’t believe me, and instead accuse me of some kind of petty jealousy. (Or, worse still, that she’ll say I’m lying when he confronts her.) I don’t have any designs on stealing him for myself; I only want to be a good friend. What should I do?

— Just a Friend