This morning an issue came up that I'm a bit divided on. In a nutshell, I'm in a awkward spot between following my heart and obeying Steve.
Steve works with the husband of one of my friends. This morning he mentioned something that the husband is doing. I know for a fact that this is something he has promised my friend that he wouldn't do. He's not cheating or doing drugs, but it's something she feels strongly about and they've had issues over it before.
My immediate reaction was to call and tell her. After all, if my husband was doing something behind my back, I'd want to know and she would tell me. That's what friends do. They look out for each other.
However, when I voiced my plan to tell her, Steve immediately shot me down and told me in explicit terms that I was not to say anything about it to her. They're already having problems over some other issues and, since they have a baby on the way, he doesn't want us to be causing any more problems.
I'm divided. My heart is telling me to tell her. My husband is telling me to keep my mouth shut. I know I'm risking a punishment if I tell her, but I can't help but feel that I'm not being a good friend if I keep this from her.
What do I do?