Pulse Nigeria Poll Readers say they will never tell on a cheating parent

41% of Pulse Nigeria Poll voters are of the view that it is better to keep quite about telling on a cheating parent so as not to break the home.

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This worried lady needs advice (Illustration)

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Celine is wracked with guilt after she caught her father and her best friend, Pamela, having sex in their house.

She is torn between telling her mother and probably breaking her parent's marriage and keeping quiet.

What do you think she should do?

Read her story here:

"My name is Celine, a 22-year-old lady. Presently, I am very mad at my father and my best friend, Pamela, after I caught two of them having sex in my parent's matrimonial bed.

I am very angry at him and as much as I have kept the whole thing a secret, I am not sure I will be able to hold on to it for long.

I know that if I tell mom, it could lead to a break in their marriage, something I would not want to happen. But if I keep quiet, I am hurting my mother because I don't know how far deep dad and Pamela have gone.

Pamela and I have been best friends right from our primary school days because we grew up in the same neighbourhood. Our parents have been family friends for as long as we can remember and many even thought we are related due to our closeness.

We went to the same secondary school and our bond was so great that many thought we were twin sisters. We were only separated when we got into different universities three years ago.

Even when we moved to our own house, Pamela could come and stay with us even when I am not around. It was the same with me as I went to their house to spend weekends even when she was out of town.

So you can imagine my shock when I came home unexpectedly last month to meet the most devastating sights of my entire life.

Mom had traveled two days earlier to the village to see her sick mother, so she called me to go home and look after my siblings as she would be away for some days.

Mom's request was not out of place because whenever she wanted to travel, she would call me to go home if I did not have much to do in school, so I quickly packed a small bag and headed for home.

Normally, I would have called dad or my younger brother that I would be coming but this time, it did not just cross my mind to call.

I got home in the afternoon and knew that no one would be at home at that time apart from the gate man.

The look he gave me when he opened the gate was that of shock though I did not give any thought to that as I walked into the main house.

While fumbling for my keys, I heard the sound of soft music wafting from the sitting room and instinctively, I pushed the door and it opened. I guessed that my brother was at home but when I walked in, I did not see anyone.

I first went to my room to drop my bag and saw Pamela's handbag on my bed. I was happy knowing she was around though she had not told me she would come. I went to the kitchen to check if she was there but could not find her.

I was wondering where she would be when I heard some faint sounds coming from my parents' room. I stood still and tried to discern the sounds but they were consistent with the sounds couples make while having sex.

Without meaning to, my legs drew me towards the room and on pushing the door, it opened and lo and behold, my father was on top of my best friend. I must have stood there for over a minute before screams came and I passed out.

I came to in a hospital later and since then, my life has never been the same. My father and Pamela have begged me so much for forgiveness but how can I ever forgive them?

Celine."

The teaser for the day was:

Would you tell your mother you caught your dad with your best friend?

How Nigeria voted:

Yes, I will tell her - 18%

No, I will not tell her - 44%

That will be the end of our friendship - 14%

Such a friend will never be welcomed in my home - 24%

How would you vote here?

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