Note: Parentheses are summaries of long conversations and are also designed to preserve anonymity.
(C: Finding out the other person’s side won’t actually change the circumstances.)
(J: Yes it will.)
(C: No. Besides, I believe this person. Sometimes you just trust someone.)
(J: No. You can’t do that. You have to make sure they’re telling the truth.)
(C: You trust them through life experiences; there’s enough here to establish a clear pattern of truth and trust in people. There may be another side, there’s always two sides, but seeking the other side will hurt the person close to us. I can’t talk about this anymore because it’s upsetting me and I have to go to work.)