Saturday, February 25, 2012

Video: Telling a Friend about Romantic Feelings

By Diana Hsieh

In Sunday's Philosophy in Action Webcast, I discussed telling a friend about romantic feelings. The question was:

Am I obliged to tell a friend that I've developed romantic feelings towards her? Recently, I've developed romantic feelings for a platonic friend. Is it dishonest to withhold this information from her and just continue our friendship? What should I do if she asks me a direct question about my feelings? When would it be wrong to withhold this information from her, if ever?
My answer, in brief:
It's not wrong to keep your feelings to yourself, but lying about them can cause serious harm to your character and your friendship.
Here's the video of my full answer:
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