Ask Doc Tyler

I’m a freshman and I’ve been dating my high school boyfriend for the past two years. One Saturday night, after hours of debauchery, I fell victim to the temptations of TAP. In my drunken stupor, I hooked up with someone else-hardcore. What should I do? Should I tell him the truth and risk our relationship for the sake of honesty or should I pretend it never happened, since I can’t even remember the guy’s name?

-Sleepless in Stearns

Dear Sleepless,

Well, you know what we say, “honesty is the best policy.” Although you risk losing out on your hometown honey, your relationship will start to deteriorate if it’s based on such deceit. Consider how you would feel if he had acted so rashly-wouldn’t you want to know? This way you’ll at least have the chance to talk about the problems in your relationship, and why it’s hard to keep it up long-distance.You need to tell him the truth if you have any chances of maintaining a healthy relationship.