Accidental witness to a kiss wants to tell


Dear Amy: One evening at a party about five months ago, I inadvertently witnessed a passionate kiss between the husband of the family giving the party, and the nanny to the children.

It was dark in the room (I had been resting there).

When the man subsequently turned on the light, I said nothing.

He urged me to “give him a chance to fix it,” and not to tell his wife, the hostess.

Several times during the evening he sought me out and asked for time and silence.

I told him I did not keep secrets from my partner (his wife’s father). He told me he would be seeking couple’s therapy.

He then stunned me again, by saying that he and his wife hadn’t had sex for 12 years.

I told my partner what I had seen, and he was much less concerned, saying his daughter might not even mind if she found out.

The nanny cried and told me how sorry she was, and that she was desperately in love with the husband. She said that she was returning to school abroad.

The nanny didn’t leave for a couple of months, which was agony for me. I kept my distance from everyone. Keeping this secret was a burden.

I was worried that my friend would find out later that both I and her father knew, and that she would resent us.


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