Any break up can be traumatizing, and these horrendous stories of being cheated on are no exception. Being an adult is hard at times. Being an adulterer, however, takes a level of cunning that some can’t quite master. Here, then, the victims of cheating reveal their shocking experiences and the disastrous consequences of having duplicitous lovers.
Pepe had intended to propose to his girlfriend of five years, but she then called a time-out on their relationship. He later learned that she’d married a colleague a couple years after their separation. What’s more, Pepe’s ex had been cheating on him with her now-husband throughout her relationship with Pepe. There’s a twist in this tale, however: Pepe knows that her spouse is now being unfaithful to her.
A soldier returned from service early without telling his wife. Heading to the bedroom to prepare a romantic surprise, he then realized she was in the throes of passion with another man. The serviceman subsequently crept over to the bed – and his wife went into such a panic when she finally saw him that she inadvertently injured her lover.
Kids can be refreshingly honest, and the idea that words have consequences is a lesson yet to be learned by many of them. However, Brittany Conley’s cousin may have been a little too forthright. “My four-year-old cousin told me that my fiancé had come over with his new girlfriend,” she told BuzzFeed in December 2014. “Kids say the darndest things!”
When a guy decided to break with routine and take his lunch break at home, he caught his girlfriend cheating. He chucked his food at her, while her lover fled out of the window and into the street without his pants. Sirens blared out shortly afterwards – because the lover had been involved in an automobile accident as he drove off in a blind panic.
A newlywed split from his wife immediately after she gave birth. That was because this Caucasian couple’s baby had Asian features, so she couldn’t deny her infidelity. She admitted to having had a brief encounter at an Asian fast food joint during her bachelorette party. Redditor Anglicanweasel learned the story from her boss, who had been caught in the resulting scuffle when someone unwisely made a joke about the incident in the presence of wronged man.
Another redditor surprised his partner by returning home early after staying with a friend. When he found her asleep in bed with another man, he softly enquired whether she fancied some breakfast. Barely awake from her slumber, she said yes, to which he replied, “What about him? Does he like pancakes?” Her priceless expression apparently almost made up for the redditor’s anguish.
A husband and wife shared a laptop – but she shared more than she expected. With her WhatsApp mobile phone chat mirrored on the laptop screen as he caught up on work, he witnessed all the sordid details as she messaged her lover. He subsequently screen-grabbed the exchanges and posted them Facebook as revenge. Surprisingly, however, the couple remained together.
Another woman tried to hide her cheating in plain sight. When her husband came across an adult DVD in their home, as his birthday was only a fortnight away he thought it was a present for him. So he gave a disc an early viewing – and was shocked to see his wife on screen. What’s more, apparently she’d earned very little money from her secret sideline.
When a woman arrived home from work after a stop-off to buy groceries, she found her boyfriend, in her apartment, in her bed, with someone she believed to be his colleague. Her groceries subsequently became missiles, and she learned that even the softest of food items can hurt a guy if your aim is true.
Work commitments prevented a guy from attending a party with his partner in honor of a friend killed in Afghanistan. Sometime near midnight, he phoned his girlfriend to ask how the party had gone. She was home – but he heard a man’s voice in the background. And when he subsequently arrived at her house, he found her with the dead soldier’s brother.
After a woman began a relationship with her gym instructor, she had a strong feeling she wasn’t his one and only. When she had a sneaky peek at his phone, though, she still wasn’t prepared for just how unfaithful he had been. It wasn’t just that she wasn’t the only one – there were four of them, in fact. She left him, but two of the other women stuck around.
When a redditor’s girlfriend’s birthday came around, he took her flowers, as any doting boyfriend would. But when he caught her with another guy, he immediately turned around and left. After then being stopped for driving too fast as he fled the scene, he explained to the officer what had happened. The cop, however, was the girlfriend’s now-embarrassed brother, who let him off, saying, “She always does this.”
When redditor Hauppage’s new puppy made a mess on the floor, he needed something to clean it up. He went to the bedroom to find some old towels and instead saw his girlfriend cheating on him with a close friend of his. “Ended up keeping the dog and am really digging the wagging and tennis balls that come with unconditional love,” he explained.
Moreover, for some, cheating doesn’t have to happen in physical form. For instance, one woman had a voyeuristic boyfriend who liked to take intimate photos of them together. When she became uncomfortable about the images, she chose to delete them from his phone. Which is when she found nude photos sent by other women as well as those featuring herself.
In 2005 pop group The Pussycat Dolls released the R’n’B single Don’t Cha. Its lyrics were a playful tease to an impressionable male, with the line, “Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?” And that lyric was how michelledardenc learned her boyfriend was cheating: the other woman called her to sing it at 3:00 a.m.
Sometimes, though, good things can come from bad situations. As Thorgusta wrote on reddit, “I walked in on her, got p***ed and broke his arm in two places and kicked her out, then drove him to the hospital. After they put a cast on him we went back to my place, drank beer and watched the game. To this day he’s one of my best friends.”
Another guy’s boyfriend had the seven-year itch and began regularly hanging out with childhood pals. When the guy in question checked the time on his partner’s phone, however, he saw nude photos that had been sent to these “friends” on WhatsApp. The boyfriend subsequently snatched the phone and smashed it up – but his secret was out.
Cheating isn’t the preserve of the young and foolish, of course. “My mom came home to our old farm property,” takhesis recalled on reddit. “[She found] my ex step-dad porking his girlfriend in the front yard. On their 35th wedding anniversary. She called the cops and had both of them removed.”
Some can easily move on from cheating partners, while the experience all but destroys others. When a guy caught his SO in bed with another man, for example, it was bad enough that it was her ex-husband. Worse still, he no longer got to hang out with her daughter, whom he cared for deeply. As a result, he changed job and relocated to another state to find happiness again.
Meanwhile, Chipmunksyndrome explained on reddit how he’d coped with a similar experience. He found his wife cheating when he took an early lunch. Immediately, he shut down emotionally, returning to work and pretending nothing happened. He then avoided her calls and asked colleagues to say he was with clients when she turned up at his workplace. She finally went home, he didn’t and slept in his car. Afterwards, she continued being unfaithful, and they subsequently divorced.
Redditor Itsme03 suspected his wife was having an affair, particularly when she took three hours to buy milk one night at close to midnight. Nonetheless, for her birthday, despite her insistence that she had to work and he should go away with his buddies, he instead threw her a surprise party. The whole family showed up, only to catch his wife in the act with another man.
A family trip to Florida turned into the worst vacation ever for a guy, his girlfriend of six years, their four-year-old son, her family, some friends… and an unexpected and very intimate video starring the girlfriend and her ex. The guy found the clip when he was looking through her vacation photos to send to his family.
Before redditor CPTNBob46 was born, her maternal grandmother helped her paternal grandmother catch the former’s husband cheating. They followed him to a secret rendezvous and upon closer examination saw him wolfing down some cake. It tuned out that his mistress cooked and baked for him, he’d eat and then split. Her grandparents divorced, and years later CPTNBob46’s dad left her mom for an aunt of the redditor shortly after her uncle’s passing. The reason? The aunt’s cooking.
Another cheater was dumb enough to have his mistress’ credit card sent to his home address. When his wife clocked what was happening, she saw how he’d been treating his girlfriend to trips to Vegas. She divorced him soon afterwards.
Sometimes, though, the mistress is innocent. As one woman told Offbeat of her long-distance boyfriend, “[He] would visit once a month. One day, a friend told me her cousin had attended my boyfriend’s wedding the night before. After some digging, I realized that he had married the woman I thought was his roommate. I was the other woman the whole time!”
Meanwhile, another man’s wife had a “gay” colleague who was selling his house. He booked a viewing, but alarm bells rang when he spotted an item of his wife’s clothing inside. And in the lounge was a photo of his spouse with her “gay” friend. They divorced, his wife wed the “gay” friend – and then she cheated on him, too.
A girl married her sweetheart straight after finishing high school, and she grew restless when her husband then went on military training. She fooled around with another guy before moving on to that man’s older brother. Next, she started sleeping with their father who subsequently talked her into becoming a stripper. The marriage was over soon after her husband returned from duty.
Caring is sharing, but not for this guy’s wife. Redditor craftyzombie described the situation of a high school buddy whose wife needed a kidney transplant. “He was a match and gave her one of his kidneys instead of having to wait on the transplant list,” they wrote. “Three months after surgery, she cheated and divorced him.”
A woman was looking after her friend’s 11-month-old kid while she ran errands. Babies are messy, so she was grateful to have her friend’s house key when baby needed a change of clothes. However, as she recalled on reddit, “So I go to the house, open the door, and find my friend riding my boyfriend.” Ouch.
This woman had an anonymous tip-off about her husband’s infidelity when she received correspondence from a university she’d never attended. It contained illicit text messages that had been exchanged by her husband and his mistress. Worse still, the woman was just two months away from giving birth. She thinks the evidence was sent either the jealous mistress or the mistress’ husband, who was apparently a cop.
When a guy caught his fiancée cheating with their colleague just a month or so before they were due to marry, he left his job. But he was also left footing the wedding bill because it was too late to cancel and the paperwork was in his name only. When he subsequently relocated, however, she started stalking him. Hello, restraining order!
A guy grew tired of his girlfriend of four-and-a-half months and started flirting with other men for fun. He caught the interest of one, and they then FaceTimed. However, the man hung up when he saw the guy’s girlfriend. “She called him right after and started yelling at him,” he explained. “We were cheating on each other with the same guy.”
When this woman’s lover went to get breakfast after she’d stayed over at his home, his mom paid an unexpected visit. She let herself in when no one answered the door, so the woman hid under the covers and pretended to be the guy’s partner, Laura. Her lover returned but then had to provide an explanation to his mom as to why “Laura” wouldn’t be joining them that morning.
Preeti Prakash is a Disney employee. “[My boyfriend] had asked me to get him Disney tickets so he could ‘take his little sister for her birthday,’” she explained to BuzzFeed. “Turns out he was taking the other woman… Guess who saw me and ran for it during my shift? Happiest place on Earth my a**.”
Jessica Stuszman had been married for a little over half a year when her serviceman husband received his orders. A random number then flashed on his phone screen asking his availability that night. When Stuszman Googled the number, however, it returned a listing on a prostitution website. Even worse, when she looked at their phone bill, she saw multiple numbers of a similar nature. Needless to say, the marriage didn’t last much longer.
Pranking your friends can be enormous fun, but when pranks go wrong the results can be distressing. When a group of men got hold of a buddy’s Facebook password, they couldn’t resist messing with his status updates. Until, that is, one of the men saw messages from their partner about how much she’d enjoyed hooking up with said buddy the night before.
The quarterback is considered by many girls to be the ultimate catch in high school and college. When redditor loubird1500 surprised her footballer sweetheart at his dorm one night, however, a girl was outside crying – and she claimed to be his girlfriend. Even worse, though, he’d locked the door and was with another woman inside.
Family members used to tease Ximena’s ex-boyfriend and his best bud about their sexuality seeing how close they were. They’d been friends since kindergarten, in fact, and were like brothers. No doubt they shared many things… including some naked alone time shortly after he and Ximena moved in together. They broke up, but her boyfriend and his bestie subsequently got married.
Mesam had been with her partner for half a decade, and they were due to get married. When she arrived home from a long shift one day, however, she found her fiancé and best friend sat together. And it turned out that the latter was pregnant with the former’s child.
When a gas station attendant asked about a customer’s day, she learned that the customer had celebrated her engagement that very morning. After being congratulated by the customer, she continued with her story. She explained that she was let off work early to mark the occasion, but when she got home she found her fiancé in bed with another woman: her mom.