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DEARSUGAR Needs Your Help: Do You Keep A Secret When Someone Is In Danger?

DEARSUGAR and What Now Whately need your help. As someone's friend, of course you would keep their secret safe, but when you find out that danger is upon them, does protecting them trump betraying them?

Dear Sugar
I recently went on a trip to New York with a group of women, some of whom I know very well and some who I don't. One of the women, who I hardly know, got rather intoxicated one night (as did I) and confided in me that her boyfriend is abusing her. Like many abuse victims, she was very quick to jump to his defense.

Now, we have returned home and I see her in social situations, and I'm not sure what to do with my new found knowledge. Should I confront her about it, or wait for her to bring it up again? What Now Whatley

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