Best Friend Fakes Emotional Breakdown to Test Loyalty

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Betrayal by someone you trust is one of the most hurtful things one can experience. A Reddit user posted about their best friend, Jessica, who faked an emotional breakdown to test their loyalty in a twisted bet with her boyfriend. The user felt hurt and betrayed by the test and has not talked to her since.

The post has received over 7,000 upvotes and sparked a debate among friends on whether the user should forgive Jessica. Have you ever been in a similar situation? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Friend fakes breakdown to test loyalty. Is this friendship over? 🤔

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Pizza and chill turns into seeking love advice from friend 🍕💔

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Friend fakes breakup, tests loyalty; learns they're good listeners❤️

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Betrayed by a fake emotional breakdown test 😠

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Betrayed by best friend's fake emotional breakdown, seeking forgiveness.

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When loyalty is tested in relationships, things can get messy 😬

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Uncanny resemblance in viral video shocks viewers 🤯

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Best friend fakes emotional breakdown to test loyalty 😱

A friendship built over years can be destroyed in a moment, as this story shows. A man recounts how his best friend tested his loyalty by faking an emotional breakdown, leading to a fallout he never expected. The friend's boyfriend was convinced that the man had feelings for his girlfriend and would try to hook up with her.

The friend had to be certain, so she staged the whole thing. The man was completely unaware that he was being tested until the friend revealed the truth. The fallout is intense, with the man cutting off all contact with his friend and their mutual friends taking sides.

Will this friendship ever be mended? Or is it irreparably damaged? Read the full story to find out what happens next.

Friend fake cries, puts bestie to loyalty test, fails hilariously 🤣

rucafromtheeastside | rucafromtheeastside

Friend tests loyalty, but commenters call out sexism and absurdity 🙄

CajunKC | CajunKC

True friends don't test loyalty. NTA for setting boundaries 🙌

lad132 | lad132

NTA. OP's friends have unrealistic views on opposite-sex friendships. Fake breakdown was unnecessary and risky for the friendship.

BertTheNerd | BertTheNerd

Commenter and replies agree: cringe-worthy video test is dumb.

DizzyDizzyWiggleBop | DizzyDizzyWiggleBop

Toxic friendship? 🤔 Immature and delusional behavior 👎

wickedlucky214 | wickedlucky214

NTA for being upset. Serious allegations should not be fabricated. 😡

peanutbuttertango | peanutbuttertango

Friend fakes breakdown to test loyalty, gets called out 👀

rudebish | rudebish

Friend's boyfriend may be controlling her, NTA for setting boundaries 🚫

annedroiid | annedroiid

NTA. Friends' paranoia and manipulation is not acceptable. 😒

IamBoopsthetadpole | IamBoopsthetadpole

Controlling and possessive behavior - red flag. Friend may need help.

parisskent | parisskent

Choose your friends wisely. ❌ Don't let anyone test you.

Yellow_Triangle | Yellow_Triangle

Cutting off a toxic friend? NTA, says comment

MissMurderpants | MissMurderpants

Friend fakes emotional breakdown to test loyalty, commenter advises maturity

bostaf_ | bostaf_

Encouraging response to NTA comment about toxic friendship. 👍

[deleted] | [deleted]

Games like that are a deal breaker 😒 Trust is key.

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Friendship loyalty test backfires, leaving commenter frustrated. 🤦

Pretend-Panda | Pretend-Panda

Dig deeper before ending a long-term friendship. ✨

bwsmlt | bwsmlt

Bizarre loyalty test, but commenter is NTA 🤔

Amara_Undone | Amara_Undone

Faking abuse for loyalty test? Definitely NTA. That's maniacal 😱

bespindeathspin | bespindeathspin

Setting boundaries with NTA comment and shutting down toxic friend.

sivasuki | sivasuki

Annoying videos with predictable storylines and acting, NTA.

RyotsGurl | RyotsGurl

👍 Good friends pass loyalty tests, fake breakdowns not required.

BeccasBump | BeccasBump

Agreeing with the judgement, loyalty test failed. 👍

ThrowRARolf | ThrowRARolf

Friend fakes breakdown to test loyalty, gets called out. NTA.

Night_skye_ | Night_skye_

Friend fakes breakdown to test loyalty, commenter suspects video manipulation 🤔

InsanityIsMyBestie | InsanityIsMyBestie

Standing up for yourself is never easy, but you're NTA 🙌

MageVicky | MageVicky

Friendship trust broken by manipulative behavior - NTA

Ohcrumbcakes | Ohcrumbcakes

Agreeing with the cringe factor of Dhar Mann videos. NTA.

lovepeacealienz | lovepeacealienz

Friend fakes breakdown to test loyalty, commenter not the a**hole.

mfruitfly | mfruitfly

Good riddance! NTA for cutting off horrid fake friend.

MissDoneWithThisShit | MissDoneWithThisShit

Empathetic response to friend's emotional manipulation. 🤝

HRHArgyll | HRHArgyll

Betrayed by a fake friend. Stick to your guns! 🔫

Bdubz29 | Bdubz29

Friend tests loyalty, loses. No apology, no second chance. 💔

anonymouse529 | anonymouse529

Friendship loyalty tests are insulting and unnecessary. #NTA 🚫🤚

VonAshley | VonAshley

Testing loyalty with emotional breakdown? Not cool. #NTA

Mrs_Bing-a-ling | Mrs_Bing-a-ling

Ex-friend fakes emotional breakdown to test loyalty, fails spectacularly. NTA.

Neither_March4000 | Neither_March4000

No regrets! 😎 You did the right thing, friend! 👍

Popular_Cranberry_81 | Popular_Cranberry_81

Can't trust fake tears 😒

1neitherherenorthere | 1neitherherenorthere

True loyalty doesn't need to be tested 🙌🏼

lukewarmhotpocket66 | lukewarmhotpocket66

Laughing out loud at Dhar Mann videos, NTA.

kiralawr | kiralawr

No excuse for bad behavior, even under the guise of a prank 🚫

saveyboy | saveyboy

Commenter dislikes Dhar Mann videos and their cheesy scripts 🙄

PillowOfCarnage | PillowOfCarnage

Friend pulls emotional stunt to test loyalty, but fails miserably. 👎

No_Proposal7628 | No_Proposal7628

Standing up against manipulative friends, NTA got our backs 🙌

meifahs_musungs | meifahs_musungs

Standing up against emotional manipulation by a so-called friend 🤝

TofuDumplingScissors | TofuDumplingScissors

Commenter calls out friend's behavior with a touch of humor 😂

Mayerly782 | Mayerly782

13 years of friendship tested with fake emotional breakdown 😕

legumelegolas | legumelegolas

Respect matters. Testing loyalty through lies isn't a good friend move 🤔

yougottabekiddingm | yougottabekiddingm

Friend's emotionally manipulative boyfriend tests loyalty, isolates and controls her. 💔

ThomH90 | ThomH90

Cut ties with your ex-best friend. 🚪👋

joxx67 | joxx67

Avoiding fake friends is always the mature choice 🙅‍♀️

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Is it worth keeping a friend with trust issues? 🤔

[deleted] | [deleted]

Keep calm and cut off toxic 'friends' 👌

funwred28 | funwred28

Friend fakes breakdown to test loyalty. Commenter calls out behavior.

Aelinnis | Aelinnis

Friend tests loyalty, OP passes, but friend doubts her. NTA

gringaellie | gringaellie

Friend tests loyalty, but commenter says NTA and loyalty lacking.

Knittingfairy09113 | Knittingfairy09113

🚫 Loyalty tests are toxic and insulting, NTA

JudgeJed100 | JudgeJed100

True friends don't test each other's loyalty like this 🤨

angry_centipede | angry_centipede

Friend fakes emotional breakdown to test loyalty, not cool 😒

papscanhurtyo | papscanhurtyo

Trusting a friend who doesn't trust you back 🤔

Continuity-whore13 | Continuity-whore13

Don't let anyone manipulate your reality 🙅‍♀️

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Friend chose BF over OP, played a game, immature behavior 😕

JMH414 | JMH414

Support for OP's decision to not tolerate fake emotional manipulation.

ArtemistheFartimus | ArtemistheFartimus

Breaking stereotypes: Being gay doesn't mean wanting all women 🌈🙅‍♂️

alaynamul | alaynamul