Being in love is a wonderful thing. Good relationships can greatly improve lives by offering stability and mutual trust. But if that trust is ever broken, it could end up becoming the most painful thing in the world.
That's what happened to these victims of infidelity. Some saw the signs of a cheating partner in advance; others found out by surprise, or in very unexpected ways. But all of the dishonest significant others ended up getting caught. Want to know how? Then read on, and see if you're shocked by these real cheating stories.
She Ghosted Him For A New Life
From Redditor u/DocHoliday79:
Oh, story time!!! Classic love at first sight. I love you after two weeks. Moved in together after two months. Engaged after six. Been together for four years and change. Left my rent-control bachelor pad and picked a bigger apartment so she could have her art studio. Did everything together and split all bills 50/50.
She goes to Comic Con in NYC (she is an expositor). I help her pack. I drop her at the airport. Everything was fine. No signs of anything. She should be back in four days.
She never came back home. She simply disappeared. Ghosted. The day she should have been home I freak out that she might be dead just to find myself blocked on everything: email, phone, social media, the works.
Everything I know is due to the bills she left behind (all unpaid), the credit card we shared (she stopped paying two months before), and her cellphone bill (which T-Mobile was nice enough to give me a log [for] because technically [it] was on my SSN). Found one particular NYC area code over and over on the call history and put 2+2 together. She met him at San Diego Comic Con [a] few months before, and methodically and systematically put together a plan to abandon me, take as much as she could to NYC, and never look back.
Plot twist: she maxed out our credit card and Amazon card furnishing their new home in NYC. By the time grief turned into practicality, it was too late for me to cancel everything. I literally had to log in and see all purchases of houseware, made with my money, for a house I will never live in.
I could not live at our house or afford our lifestyle [on] one income alone. It wasn’t even the love part that hurt me the most, but the flat-out betrayal and economic damage (took me over a year of living paycheck to paycheck to get all balances to zero).
He Cheated While She Slept Downstairs
From Redditor u/dddallasss:
I owned a house with my fiancé. I woke up in the middle of the night and he wasn’t in bed. I went searching. His truck and another vehicle were in the driveway. Then, I went upstairs and found the guest bedroom was locked. After barging my way in... I found him with another woman in bed. That bed happened to be my childhood bed. He forced me out of the room... literally grabbed me by the neck and pushed me out and closed the door back. I knew I couldn’t do anything at that point, so I called his parents who lived a few blocks away. His dad showed up and another fight broke out. I ended up leaving and staying at his parents' until dawn. I moved out that weekend and let the house foreclose. Nine years later... it’s finally off my credit report, I’m happily married to an amazing man, and we own a beautiful home together.
It Was A Workplace Romance
From Redditor u/nav17:
[Four years] ago I was dating a girl who became distant and disinterested in a lot of things we both enjoyed together.
I was actually going to end it on my own, but one weekend when she was seemingly unavailable, some mutual friends told me they spotted her with a dude from her work, and they were all over each other. Coincidentally, she had also lent me her iPad, and it was synced to her phone so I saw lots of texts between those two over that weekend. They were talking about running away together, etc.
He was married, and her supervisor. Mutual friends were also... her co-workers and reported them to HR. They were both forced to do training on not sleeping with co-workers; they were both denied promotion; his wife left him; and she moved overseas.
Sucked at the time, I was devastated, but karma got them good.
She Physically Threw Out The Other Woman
From Redditor u/CDfm:
A guy I know was cheating on his wife and she unexpectedly came home for lunch. They lived on a busy street in a small town. Wife grabbed [the] girlfriend by her long hair and threw her out on the street naked. And that's how the whole town found out.