“I’m Better Off Without You!”: CHEATING Stories from Accidentally Caught Spouse

No secrets can remain hidden forever. If you’re cheating on your partner, they will definitely find out one day. Better watch out for these real-life stories for a heads up! Not my story, but it’s the medical resident I met on rotation recently. One of the nicest guys I have ever met, super intelligent and hardworking, and training to be a trauma surgeon by humility as they come. He had been married for two years to his wife. One night he gets off a 30-hour call early and heads home to surprise his wife with flowers and her favorite dessert (it was the anniversary of the day they first met), only to find her in bed with a random dude. He was so exhausted and confused that he didn’t know what to do and just left and went back to the hospital.

I saw him at 5 AM, sitting in the parking lot, hunched over, crying. He didn’t even have his phone; he was just sitting there. Man, nothing breaks your heart more than seeing a grown man cry, it’s not something you see often. We called his dad, and he came and picked him up; the guy took a leave from his residency. It turns out it wasn’t the wife’s first time sleeping around. I hope he gets back on his feet; he will make an amazing physician. joppike

My college girlfriend and I lived together for a year after I realized she would always have her phone on silent or just ignore calls from "Jennifer." One day I write down the number and call it a week later. It ends up being her other boyfriend, who she had never broken up with before she came to college. Neither of us knew about each other, and she had been visiting him when she went home to see her parents on some weekends and breaks.

I broke up soon after, and her mom said that sometimes you just have to accept things and how I owed her an apology for breaking up with her. It gets worse, but that was the gist. Guy_Code

One night she told me not to come over because she wasn't feeling well. But then my sister wanted this hoodie back that she'd borrowed, so I thought I'd stop over with chocolate and a Slurpee. I knocked on her door, only to hear an unexpected voice. She came to the upstairs window with only a blanket wrapped around her. "I thought I told you not to come over!" "My sister needs her hoodie." "Who's that?" says a male voice from her bedroom.

"Ah. I see how it is." "I'll talk to you tomorrow," she says. "Probably not. Have a good one." thudly

It was a summer afternoon, and I was home alone. My girlfriend was on her way home while I was cleaning our room. I found her notebook. Out of curiosity, I had the urge to open it. It was not what I usually do, but instinct really serves its purpose.

Written on the first page was a 10-step plan detailing how she would leave me for another guy. I turned it into one step. decorama

I went to log into email, and a suggested one that I didn't recognize popped up. I answered all his security questions and reset his password to find emails between him and the neighbor. We were in therapy to recover from him cheating with her and there they were waxing poetic about their love and when I'd be out of the house so they could be together.

The actual horror story is that our 7-year-old daughter is the one who accidentally caught them originally by walking into our bedroom while I was at work. JillStinkEye

I was at Disney with our kids. It was day 2 of a 7-day family trip her father had planned for about seven years. He and her mother told us when the kids were born that they would take us all to Disney when they turned 7. And seven years later, it finally happened. At that point, we'd been together for over a decade. I had a great job, a house, a bunch of kids, and the full-on, 100%, honest-to-goodness American Dream. Life was grand until I picked up her phone to set the alarm on night 2 of our family vacation of a lifetime. There were so many texts– so many.

I remember actually wanting to hurt her and having to leave the room. I immediately called the number and heard some strange dude answer with a sleepy voice, "...Hello darling... I'm glad to hear from you.." I wanted to die. The sense of unreality that I experienced. It was immediately numbing. Like I'd just switched to the dark timeline. All I could think was, "...from this point on, everything that I have known about my left is going to change." OyeYouDer

I had an acquaintance, a serial cheater who was outed by her husband because her Whatsapp was mirrored on their common laptop. She was apparently texting her paramour beside him as they were in bed. It turns out that the guy was working on the computer and saw the whole gory thing in real time, screenshots and all. He dumped the whole thing on Facebook and tagged her sister. Their FB pages were a mine of drama for days on end.

She also got a hickey on her neck from another paramour and then burnt her neck using a hair iron to cover it up. How do I know? She called my wife at 03:30, asking if she could borrow my wife's hair iron. RajaRajaC

I dated this girl a few years back and became really good friends with her brother just because he appreciated my help during a difficult time for their family (their father had abruptly passed away). Two years into the relationship, the brother contacts me and asks to meet for coffee and a serious conversation. Apparently, he caught his sister with another guy (a mutual friend of ours), and this stuff had been going on for like a year. As soon as he found out, he told me.

I broke up with her. I’m still friends with her brother. Go figure. bboy_samsung

Something was way off, I was six months pregnant with our second child, and my best friend at the time was also off. I picked up his phone at 2 AM when it went off and found a secret password-locked messenger (GO messenger?) The password was his birthday, a real winner. I found over 7k messages along with photos, some insinuating. I was present with either one of them while they were messaging.

I was upset and woke him up. He locked himself in the bathroom and pulled the attempted suicide card. There’s another year of trying to work it out the shenanigans after this incident, but I’m so glad that chapter in my life is over. Vventzxo

I returned from work on Christmas Eve. We had tickets to a festival that started the day before New Year’s Eve, and I couldn’t find the tickets anywhere after seeing them a month before. I decided to double-check the trash before we put it out for collection.

I found a used condom... We lived on our own and never used them. sharkfinnpapa

I came back from a trip four hours early. My wife was supposed to be at work still. I opened the front door to see her sitting topless on the couch, making out with a coworker. He ran out the door; she entered a bathroom and locked the door.

I sat on that couch for about an hour because I couldn’t think of what else to do. Finally just up and left, so she could come out of the bathroom and put a shirt on. NovaPokeDad

My girlfriend and I were long-distance, and she habitually went quiet sometimes. She’d been texting me for the last few weeks but had made excuses not to visit. I went to a party that my friend had organized. I met a friend who told me he had a new girlfriend. I was surprised he hadn’t mentioned her, so I asked who she was.

This lady introduced me to my girlfriend. She’d told everyone that we broke up and had been dating my friend for about a month. She didn’t bother to tell me. Facetaxi

I suspected something for a few months. Like an idiot, I opened her phone while she was asleep and found exactly what I was looking for. Like you always do when searching through someone else’s phone. Even with all of the texts I saw, she still lied about it multiple times. She eventually admitted to it but downplayed it heavily.

She told me about two nights ago that he asked her out on a date, and she said, “I had to say no,” and was visibly sad about it. I’m in the process of getting a divorce now. It hurts like hell. twofold48

One of my former co-workers loaded an SD card with a scanned project file. He put it into the conference room PC, only to witness a scene he had never imagined. We were treated to naked pics of his wife hitting another guy. We were just stunned. This was in a senior budgetary meeting with the outside accountants and auditors. And he was sitting right there, and we were looking at his wife and another guy going at it. I reached over and shut the projector off.

Nobody said anything. He got up, walked out, and drove off in his car. He left his phone and laptop sitting on the table. He wound up driving to his parent's house three states away. He was gone for a week. dmukai

I had suspicions for a couple of months but no evidence or anything. My ex lived about 40 miles from me, and we were 18. We dated and went to high school together for three years. She would come to the city on weekends to spend time with me. I knew she had another group of friends in her town, and a few were guys who didn't bother me. I woke up at night. I messaged her on Facebook, only to notice she had been tagged with one of her friends. He was holding her up and kissing her. It was his new profile picture.

I messaged the guy and calmly asked what was going on. He immediately responded and was confused. We decided to meet for coffee the day my ex was over. And the look on her face was priceless when she saw him walk in and sit beside me. She begged for our forgiveness and claimed she loved us both. It turned out it had been going on for seven months. And that every time she left my place during the weekends, she returned home to him for the week. The other guy and I are now best friends and share a house with my fiancee and his girlfriend. XFrostyCubx

I found out my ex-boyfriend (dated from 15-18) had been cheating on me when, upon walking into the apartment he shared with his mother and two elementary-aged sisters, the youngest sister asked me, “when did you leave?” I asked her, “when was I here?” She responded, “You were here all night. I could hear you talking to [ex’s name].” I had not been there for two days at that point. I asked what she was talking about and just blew bubbles for a few minutes before confessing.

Good riddance. techniicallycurious

It was a good night with my girlfriend and her friend. They were casually preparing the food when my girl’s phone went off. Her phone got a text from her friend in the kitchen with her. So I assumed one of them sent it to me, opened her phone to see a penis.

Her friend doesn't have a penis. Now I'm divorced and don't trust texts from friends. [deleted]

One day my husband was getting ready for work, and I saw him packing his GoPro case so he could take it to work. I thought, “hmmm, that’s weird; why would he be taking it to work?” So, when he jumped into the shower, I replaced his GoPro with mine and thought I’d look through the files when he left for work. My suspicions were on alert because he had just taken a trip to the Philippines with some friends. A guy only a weekend kind of thing. I fired up the camera and found three videos… Lo and behold...

there he is in all his glory, barebacking a Filipino prostitute. He was looking and posing for the camera like he’s some porn star. I was enraged, but looking at this fool acting like he’s a stupid adult film star was hilarious. [deleted]

I met a girl working the late shift at a drugstore. We flirted a few times, eventually exchanged numbers, and started sleeping together. After a few weeks, she invited me to drink at this crappy little bar she liked on the city's north side. So we spend the night dancing together, drinking, and talking to people she knows. Eventually, a guy comes to me, saying, "Great to meet you finally! Congratulations on the engagement!" "What are you talking about?!" I replied, laughing as I choked on my drink a bit. Guy gives me a quizzical look and says, "You're here with Corrie. It's Paul, right!?" I raised an eyebrow and pointed a thumb to my chest, stating, "Nah, man, my name's Kyle." We stared at each other, watching each other realize what was playing out on this fateful night. Corrie was engaged to a guy named Paul, and I was the other guy.

Paul worked out of town for weeks. It was interesting how you literally could see the word travel around the small bar, drastically changing the vibe in the room. We left shortly after. She brought me, the guy she was cheating on her fiance with, to her favorite bar. She brought me to a place full of friends who at least knew her well enough to know she was engaged to a guy named Paul, not Kyle. I didn't see her again after that. According to Facebook, Paul and Corrie are currently married. Skkorm

I went home, and my husband wasn't home, which was weird for him at 8 pm when he had told me he was going home an hour earlier. I had a gut feeling; I went to one of our female friends' (who he claimed was like a sister) apartment. His truck was there. I knocked. No answer. Try the door. It's unlocked.

Walk into the living room; nobody there. Hear noises in the bedroom. Walk in, and lo and behold, there they are. I tried to make it work over the next couple of months, but I couldn't get past it. I didn't even want him to touch me. I divorced four years ago. NurseBetty93