So when we last left off, Friend A had gotten an phone call from Dude. Friend B announced it to the free world. Got all that?? Good.
Here is the meaty part: Friend A and Dude worked together in their early twenties and struck up a friendship. Dude got married to the chick he was dating at the time and had 2 kids. Dude is now divorced from said chick. Friend A and Dude reconnected on Facebook and have been out several times, currently just as friends, but there IS a level of interest there. (Clarification: There was no hanky panky between friend A and Dude during his marriage.)
Here’s the slightly awkward part. Enter Friend C. Friend C and Dude’s ex-wife are first cousins, although not very close at all. Friend A and Friend C have been good friends since high school. The get together was at Friend C’s home. So of course, Friend C heard Dude’s name mentioned when Friend B blurted it out.
So after the other ladies have made their exit, Friend A feels like she needs to have a conversation with Friend C about the situation. During the course of the conversation, it seems that Friend C is not fully informed that Dude is now divorced. Friend A is now uncomfortable and makes a mental note to circle back with Dude about his marital status.
(There is more to the story and Dude is REALLY divorced like he said he was but I’ll stop there.)
Should Friend A have felt obligated to explain herself to Friend C?? Would you have? Should Friend A and Dude continue to hang out and get to know each other?