They were completely heartbroken
According to an infidelity statistics survey conducted in 2016 by the Associated Press’s Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, nearly half (41%) of marriages will be tainted with cheating. The offending party is probably the man in the relationship (22%), but women are catching up on the numbers (14%).
Those who have delved into this sensitive and sad subject have said that they believe the numbers are probably higher than that since hardly anyone wants to admit to cheating on a partner. Studies done in 1991 and 1993 by researcher Shere Hite concluded that 70% of married women and 72% of married men, respectively, cheat. It almost seems like cheating is the norm when you really start looking at the data.
With all of this deceptive, damaging behavior going on, partners of cheaters are finding out about their infidelity in so many terrible ways.
Got a Facebook message from some lady telling me that my fiancée was a homewrecker. Apparently my ex was sleeping with this woman’s husband, and she was divorcing her husband because of it. Fortunately this happened the weekend before our wedding, so I dodged a bullet. (je_ff)
When Boyfriends Meet
Dated for two years until one day, out of the blue she says she’s not happy anymore and breaks up with me. It sucked but I figured it was for the best if she wasn’t happy.
About a week after we had broken up I saw her at the bar with some guy who she sheepishly admitted she was on a date with. Later that night I end up standing next to him ordering drinks. He apologized to me for the awkwardness. “Yeah it’s just weird since we’ve only been broken up for a few days and she’s already dating.” He pauses “…..a few days? She and I have been seeing each other for like three months now.”
We stared at each other for second. And then my ex comes running up to pull him away from me. He shrugged her off and then left the bar. That’s how I found out my ex had been cheating on me for three months before apparently guilt took hold and she broke up with me. (totspur1982)
Lying About Death
My wife tried calling and didn’t hang up once it went to voicemail. She accidentally left a 2:45 voicemail. The voicemail consisted of her and her boyfriend talking crap about me and how much happier she was with him.
At the time I was home with our kids and I thought she was 1,800 miles away to be with her dying father. Two years later we are divorced and her father is still alive. (NorthMahkato)