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Will it come back to bite me?

Dear Karma Cleanser:

I used to date this guy named "Mark." On two separate occasions, I kissed a guy while partying with some girlfriends. Needless to say, months later our relationship was on the rocks, but for other reasons. Mark went out of town for a couple of months and ended up meeting another girl. There is a 50/50 chance he may have cheated on me with her. We broke up and continued to be friends while he dated this other girl. Now, two years later (and after his breakup), we have been seeing only each other for a year. Should I just come to terms that what goes around comes around, or am I a hypocrite for still being hurt about our breakup? To make matters worse, we are best friends and enjoy each other's company.
--Circean Girlfriend

The Karma Cleanser hears about situations like yours all the time, where one partner plants the seeds of deception and the other nurtures the vine to fruition. Don't call yourself a hypocrite, but realize that you started it. What matters is the truth of the relationship that exists in this present moment, not any lingering thorns from the past.


Dear Karma Cleanser:

I live with a guy who is a producer/reporter on the TV news. I would not say that we are very close, but I have become friends with him during the months that we have lived together. On the air, my roommate looks like a clean-cut guy. I know the truth: He's a drugged-up mess who has sex with strangers and doesn't pay the rent on time. Is there karma for appearing one way to the public and being another way in real life? Will my karma be impacted by living with such a hypocrite?
-- Eyewitness Nudes

If you pretend to be one person but are actually another, the ruse will be exposed in an unexpected and public way. Also, if you sit idly by and let someone close to you drown without trying to help him, you can bet the universe will reward you accordingly. Throw the reporter a rope before he becomes a segment on his own newscast.


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