Kyle Richards Advocates Keeping A One-Time Affair To Yourself

“I’ve seen circumstances with people that I know are in love with their spouse and they made one mistake and I said — this is somebody that I know, nobody that anybody knows here, ‘Listen, if this really was a one time mistake, and you did not put this person in jeopardy,’ I personally think you should deal with it with yourself and with God and not go and say: ‘Honey look what I did,’ because I knew that this would ruin their relationship and their life. And I can tell you that many, many, many years later they’re happy and together and she did make that mistake and she has to carry that and live with that.”

– Kyle Richards of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (and Paris Hilton’s aunt) appeared on “Good Morning America” to promote her book and shared this sage advice to Robin Roberts. She was explaining a passage in her book, Life Is Not a Reality Show: Keeping It Real With The Housewife Who Does It All, in which she advises, “If you cheat once, don’t tell. You get a free pass.”

Now, I’m not usually one to take relationship advice from a “Real Housewife” — unless her name is Phaedra Parks and it’s in regards to a divorce — but I actually kinda, sorta agree with Kyle (pictured above with her husband, BTW). If you slip up and fall on a penis that does not belong to your significant other and you feel really crappy about it and never, ever will do it again, well, perhaps you should deal with the guilt of that on your own and keep it to yourself. I wouldn’t call it a free pass, so to speak, as I don’t think it should be viewed as something you automatically “get” to take advantage of. But, speaking for myself only, if it was a one-time fuck up that had nothing to do with my partner’s love and overall commitment to me, I don’t think I would want to know. What do you think? [Us Weekly]