If you have ever done anything that you regret that may end up hurting someone, just don't lie about it. Never take the easy way out and try and shove it to the back of your mind and pretend like nothing ever happened. If you end up losing someone that means the world to you then you are getting what you deserve for putting your guard down and doing something that you shouldn'tve in the first place. People need to learn to accept the consequences of their actions instead of trying to hide everything away. Hurting someone is better than lying.
I learnt today that even though telling the truth is hard it's better than having something slowly eating away at you inside and living a lie.