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This week’s dilemma is as follows:

You and your sister, Georgia, are very close, and always have been. She’s married to an ok guy called Mike, and they have two beautiful children.

You call round one evening to look after the kids, as your sister is going out with some friends, and Mike is busy working on an important proposal.

When the kids go to bed, you and Mike pop open a bottle of wine, like you have done on many occasions, and proceed to get a little tipsy.

During the evening, Mike suddenly lunges at you, and tries to kiss you. You rebuff him, and ask him what the hell he thinks he’s doing.

He apologises profusely and blames it on the drink.

You decide to take his word for it, and you put the incident behind you.

Over the next couple of weeks, you notice that Mike does his best to ‘accidentally’ brush up against you again and again, and he even starts patting your bottom when your sister isn’t looking.

You threaten to tell your sister, but he doesn’t believe you.

What do you do?

Do you tell your sister, and either risk breaking up a family, or risk damaging your relationship, or do you keep quiet, and stop going round to the house?

What would you do?

This Dilemma Friday was inspired by Creole In DC blog.