Dear Mike and Nicole,

I am completely embarrassed and need your advice.

My company has a huge Christmas party every year. I've been there a little over three years and every year something terrible happens.  I always joke that I shouldn't go. The first year, my boyfriend and I broke up that night and it was awful. Then last year, I was driving home from the party and hit a deer, practically totaling my car. This year, I was so nervous of something terrible happening that I drank a little too much. I ended up going to Oklahoma with my boss!

Needless to say, this past week at work was sooo uncomfortable. He just put me as a lead on a project which makes it so I work even closer to him and I don't know what to do. I don't want to lead him on, but even more, I don't want anyone to find out and think that I slept with him to move up in my career. That is so far from the truth and not how I want to be known around the office. How do I fix this? Should I talk to him about it or just let it go?