Should a man who slept with his friend's wife confess to the husband?
My name is Patrick Olumide and I am coming out here in the open because of the pangs of guilt that has been wracking me after I fell into a very grave temptation and slept with my best friend's wife.
Alex and I have been childhood friends, growing up together and did everything together. Most people thought we were brothers because of our closeness.
We attended the same schools and university and when we graduated, we managed to influence our NYSC postings to the same state.
That was where Alex met his wife, Adetutu, and after dating for five years, they got married and naturally, I was the groom's man.
For the first time in our lives, Alex went ahead of me and while I was also looking forward to getting my own woman, I still played the field. He got a job with an oil servicing firm and was posted to Eket in Akwa Ibom State and he could not move with his wife immediately because he had to settle in first.
Naturally also, I had to make sure everything was going well in his home while he was away and I made sure I went round to see his wife regularly. And that was when she practically seduced me, something that has been tearing me apart.
I remember the day it happened. I had closed from work quite late and remembered Tutu wanted me to pick up some groceries for her on my way back. So I hurried to a shopping mall on the Island and bought the items but by the time I got to their house, it was very dark and with no electricity, I had to run around and get fuel for their generating set and when I finally got the fuel and returned, the generator would not come on.
Tutu begged me that I should spend the night there because the area had witnessed hoodlum attacks in the past few weeks and she did not want to stay alone with no light. It was my duty to protect my friend's wife, so I went to the guest room to sleep but late into the night, I was awoken by Tutu naked beside me on the bed, already working on me.
I could have resisted the temptation but I was seriously aroused and I ended up sleeping with her that night.
In the morning, I was so ashamed of myself that I had to practically run from the house, vowing never to go back there. Alex has been calling me to ask how his wife is doing while on her part, she has been threatening to tell her husband that I raped her if I dared stopped seeing her.
I am in deep trouble and don't know what to do.
Dear readers, on Morning Teaser today, we ask: if you were in Patrick's shoes, what would you do?