Recently I have been added to a newly created whatsapp group of a very unique set of friends (4 of us) - who were my former colleagues. We started our career in the same organization, and went to trainings/workshops in and outside of the country together. It was some 10 years back. So, none of us were married or had families. We were kind of free birds, and formed great friendship among the colleagues (several of us). As time passed, we ended up forming our own respective families, and moved to different places. Yet, we maintained this friendship mainly via FB and social media. Some of these colleagues still contact me, and think I am one of the best friend. I too treat them with high importance, as they all bring happiness and beautiful memories in my life. Recently, we 4 of us involved in a matter, which eventually re-united us with all the fun talks and chatting. To maintain this, we decided to form this whatsapp group. That's the history... Now, this whatsapp group is very active. We talk almost all the time. The first msg I get in the morning, and the last msg I see before I sleep at night comes from this group. The chatting lasts till mid-night sometimes. But I've learnt to leave the chat and avail myself for the family as and when needed. That's not a problem. The problem is.... 2 colleagues of this group are female (A and B). Married women with kids. The other one is a guy (C). Who is a very intimate friend to one of this female colleague (A). He too have kids. Earlier when I was working with them, I hardly interacted with C. He is from a different dept. But he is a very nice and jovial person. C apparently shows a lot of interest in me during our whatsapp chat. Always supports me, look for me, and praise my looks, talks, intelligence openly there. He even started commenting on my pics and posts in FB unlike before. Sure, this whatsapp group has grown all of us intimate than before. I am talking to him as a friend, and interacting almost daily via this group. So there is a kind of friendship between us. But his closeness for me is a problem to his intimate friend aka my other friend/colleague A in the group. She never showed this openly, nor talked about this privately. But the other female friend/colleague B - who works with A warned me to be careful as this colleague is upset for my friendship with her friend C. Now, this other girl B was a very matured and broad minded person always. In fact she was the most closest friend among all for me. But lately I am seeing B is having a weird kind of emotional relationship with a guy, who lives in abroad. That too via mobile and social media, as both of them are writers and have a lot of common interest. She is very much excited about this guy, and admits that she has fallen for him emotionally. She says she can't starts her day without his call, and miss him so much if he doesn't talk to her. She even feels guilt for doing this. Her husband lives with her, and he is a nice man. But they are not at all matching in any aspect of their lives. While discussing this, she said our friend A too have fallen for C, and having this sort of emotional relationship with him. Thus she is possessive on him. She supports A for this. Its been 5 years since I left that office. Although I am was always in contact with them, I think there are so much that happened without my knowledge. I see all of them as before, but they are different people now. I've actively involved in this whatsapp group and openly talk to all of them including C. I did that without knowing all these backgrounds. But after knowing this, I feel hesitant to be genuine there. I really like this group and it is so fun. Chatting with these friends in a very jovial manner is a huge stress buster. But I don't wanna lose these friends, nor need any heart breaks for this. I heard from B that A was really aggressive with a girl who happened to have a close friendship with C last year. And C too seem to be a play boy. He makes adult jokes etc... but otherwise a decent guy. Leaving this group abruptly won't help. They may find me in FB or mobile and I will be forced to give them a reason. But I really want to escape from here.