People Share The Horrible Moments When They Caught Their Cheating SO In The Act

They’ve written songs, books, and filmed entire movies that all revolve around the events that unfold the moment someone catches their partner in the dirty, dirty act of cheating.

Unfortunately, art imitates life when it comes to this topic.

“People Who Walked In On Their SO Cheating, What Did You Do? How Did You Walk In On Them?”

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People on Reddit are sharing the worst moment of their relationship: when they caught their SO being unfaithful.

One curious Redditor, username b_dont_gild_my_vibe, asked the popular r/AskReddit community: “People who walked in on their SO cheating, what did you do? How did you walk in on them?”

Some Of These Stories Make A Great Case For Staying Single

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The community responded with some seriously wild stories and we rounded up the best ones.

Fair warning, a lot of the stories are basically cautionary tales about why you should probably just stay single and avoid the heartbreak.

A Man Came Home For Lunch Early And Caught His Wife

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Redditor chipmunksyndrome shared a seriously heartbreaking story about coming home for lunch early one day. “I opened the front door and there they were on the couch, clothes scattered on the floor, scurrying to cover up. It’s burned into my head.”

He ended up spending that night in his car and being further disappointed when his marriage fell apart in the months following.

Sister Sabotages Cheater By Catching Him In A Bar With Another Woman

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Photo Credit: Katerina Holmes / Pexels

Another post by goalieamd shared how she “accidentally” caught her sister’s boyfriend cheating on her.

He wasn’t exactly the smartest cheater (like most cheaters) because he was boldly making out with a different chick in a public bar, where his girlfriend’s sister happened to be. With some photo evidence to back up her story, that crappy relationship came to an end.

She Boldly Cheated On Her Boyfriend At The Party He Was Also Attending

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Photo Credit: Kampus Production / Pexels

Redditor PM_UR_Boooobz said that they caught their girlfriend making out with another guy at the same party they were attending.

Instead of freaking out like most people, they “literally just walked away and never spoke again.” That is some self-control!

A Woman Who Sent A Picture Of A Man Cheating To His Mother

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A post left by chillhoneybunny28 described one of her coworkers who had forgotten her phone charger that morning.

She quickly ran into her boyfriend’s house to grab it, assuming he’d still be sleeping, but was shocked to find him in bed with another woman. She wasn’t too shocked to snap a photo and send it to his MOTHER. After all, a mom’s job is never done.

A Woman Caught Her Boyfriend In Bed With His Best Friend

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Kanorado1 described one of her worst nights ever. After a freak accident with a Nerf gun bullet scratching her cornea, she stumbled partially blinded to her boyfriend’s apartment (which she had a key for).

She was looking for him to drive her to the hospital but ended up finding him in bed with his female best friend. Probably someone she “didn’t have to worry about.”

An Affair With A Coworker Sabotaged A Wedding

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Grinder312 walked in on his (ex) fiancée a mere six weeks before the wedding date doing the deed with one of their mutual coworkers.

The man ended up quitting his job where they all worked, paid off the majority of the wedding debts, and moved away to college. He finished his post by saying life gets better and that he’s now married to an incredible woman.

A Man’s Cat Exposed His Cheating Girlfriend

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In possibly one of the most comical instances of catching someone cheating, ScrambledToast said, “I actually learned due to my cat.”

He described how his cat peed in a pile of clothing his girlfriend had left lying in the bedroom. In the pile of clothing was a pair of men’s boxers and socks that didn’t belong to him. That cat was done watching her cheat.

When He Waited Up For His Girlfriend But She Came Home With Someone Else

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Redditor I_come_from_Chino said that they had gone to their girlfriend’s apartment to study one night while waiting for her to come home from a night out with friends.

“Around midnight she comes through the door handsey and making out with a male co-worker.” She was immediately caught in the act. That relationship didn’t end well, needless to say.

A Woman Who Cheated With Her Boyfriend’s Roommate

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A crazy story shared by imn0tg00d said that he came home early from work to find the door locked, which was unusual. After quietly unlocking and entering, he found his girlfriend in bed with his roommate.

Their living arrangement did not last more than a month.

She Caught Her Boyfriend Cheating In The House She Was Supposed To Move Into That Week

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A woman with the username AbortRetryImplode explained that the way she caught her boyfriend cheating was so obvious she almost thinks “he set it up this way out of spite or something.”

The weekend she was supposed to move in with him, she brought a box into his home only to find him hooking up with his ex.

She Was Having A Bad Day And Unexpectedly Stopped By Her Boyfriend’s House…

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Photo Credit: Jesse Zheng / Pexels

In another popular thread on the same sub, Chippsapoloosa talked about the day they lost their job unexpectedly.

Reflexively, they drove to their boyfriend’s house for comfort—without calling first—and found him there with someone else. That’s a bad day getting worse, and worse.

She Answered The Phone Instead Of Declining

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Photo Credit: Paul Hoenhorst / Unsplash

Redditor imthemostmodest said that he called his girlfriend to ask her when she would be returning home from Philidelphia.

The post continued to explain how she must have hit “answer” instead of “end” when she picked up the phone. It was clear that she was in bed with another man, and her poor boyfriend listened in for eight minutes of pure torture.

“She Forgot To End The Phone Call”

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Photo Credit: Hannah Xu / Unsplash

Redditor gordo52 also found out his SO was cheating on him through a phone call fail.

He said, “She forgot to end the call,” and he overheard her talking with someone “about who was going to shower first.”

She Was Exposed On The Kiss Camera At A Hockey Game

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Photo Credit: Klim Musalimov / Unsplash

In another crazy story of chance, crazy_velociraptor described that one man found out his girlfriend was cheating while unknowingly attending the same hockey game as her.

She ended up on the stadium’s kiss camera with her date while her boyfriend watched helplessly from another section.

A Man Caught His Wife And His Friend Having An Affair

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Photo Credit: Milo Bauman / Unsplash

A nice surprise for your girlfriend should be pretty foolproof, right? Not for Reddit user fixerofthings who tried to surprise his girlfriend by coming home from a trip two days early.

They explained, “My former friend had to cross my kitchen to open the door when I knocked.” The catch is, “You only need to cross the kitchen if you came from my bedroom.”

Even 15 Years Later, It Still Stings

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One person, CalcBros, caught their ex by walking into her apartment at the wrong time and catching her with another person in the living room.

They said even though it happened over 15 years ago, they can “still remember what that felt like. That pit in your stomach.”

A Woman Posted Her Husband In Bed With Another Woman On Facebook

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Photo Credit: Timothy Hales Bennett / Unsplash

One user, Zooplancton, explained how a close friend walked in on her husband doing the dirty with another woman in their own home.

Her first instinct was to publicly shame her husband by posting the incident on Facebook. Her second instinct was way more violent and the police had to get involved. Yikes.

Maybe It’s Best To Just Stay Single

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Photo Credit: Olga Lioncat / Pexels

In summary, johnlockeskidney4 left a post to say that: “These posts always make me more suspicious and anxious about my stable relationship than they should.”

We feel you, man, so we’ll just keep loving our single life.