The latest revelation from a friend was dramatic, for sure, but was it legitimate? It’s time to do a little sleuthing and dig deeper to find out what the real deal is. It’s not that you’re doubting them. It’s just that you’re doubting their story. There is a difference. And if you find out that they were stretching the truth or exaggerating their claims, be compassionate about it. You don’t even have to let on that you know the truth if you think that will help them save face.