People Who Accidentally Caught Their Partners Cheating Share Their Horror Stories

Cheating is usually deemed as the biggest betrayal a partner can put you through. It feels as though the trust and bond you’ve shared all come crashing down the moment you find out. Now imagine you’re the one to discover it for yourself, or even worse, walk in on it.

These people found out the hard way that their partners were cheating, and their stories aren’t pretty.

A Secret Phone To A Double Life

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Photo Credit: Roman Odintsov / Pexels

“She fell asleep drunk with the hidden phone he gave her in her hand. Went to bed saw her holding some strange phone as it was not even close to what she had at the time, grabbed it saw all the messages, and let the madness ensue!” — Reddit / IStartTheFire

It seems like it would’ve been easier and way less obvious if she had simply used her own phone and either deleted the messages or saved his name differently. Not that we’re going to teach you how to cheat.

The Camera Doesn’t Lie

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Photo Credit: Neonbrand UegcSdRtmlg / Unsplash

“Not me, but a friend was watching an NBA game on TV and saw her (now) ex in the stands since he had seats that were close to the court and visible from the broadcast camera. He was supposedly attending with a male colleague but had his arm wrapped around a woman.” — Reddit / cappayne

Usually, people love making an appearance on TV, as it makes them feel like a celebrity. In this instance, we’re guessing the man was avoiding the camera at all costs.

A Follow For Follow

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Photo Credit: Tofroscom / Pexels

“I was dating this guy and because we are young, I noticed he wasn’t following me back on Instagram. I was like ‘wow, so rude’ but quickly thought nothing else of it. Until I looked through his tagged photos. Less than 24 hours prior, his girlfriend had just posted how much she loved him and how great he was. ” — Reddit / BaroNessie

Somehow the cheating feels ten times worst when both women have been lied to.

Her Uber Arrived While She Was Sleeping

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Photo Credit: ketut Subiyanto / Pexels

“I woke up one Friday morning in January to my phone going off, it was a notification that my uber was arriving. Being that I had just opened my eyes and was still in bed it couldn’t have been me that ordered it.

It was him using my account to order a cab. It was seven in the morning and he was outside of one of the university sororities.” — Reddit / PinkPaty

An Anonymous Letter Revealed Everything

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Photo Credit: Gabrielle Dickson / Unsplash

“One day, I received an anonymous letter that stated my boyfriend of seven years was seeing another woman. I checked his emails and found google messages from a third woman. I found out he was cheating on me with three different women for five years.” — Reddit / Grimkins

What’s the point of being in a relationship when you clearly just want to be single?

Tinder To The Rescue

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Photo Credit: Cotton Bro / Pexels

“She mentioned Pokemon Go was using lots of her data. I explained that in her settings she could see how much data an app was using. I proceeded to show her and proved to her it wasn’t by pointing out Tinder was using much more data…” — Reddit / OfficeOrnament

You’d think she’d at least be more protective of her phone if she knew her boyfriend was about to look at it.

An Unpleasant Christmas Present

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Photo CrediT: Jonathan Borba / Pexels

“Christmas Eve I went into the computer to find a photo for a last-minute gift. Instead, I found a love letter from some guy at the gym to her. Then kept looking and founds tons more.” — Reddit / pro_nosepicker

In her defense, the love letter was sent to her. For this guy’s sake, let’s hope she didn’t write back.

Caught In Action

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Photo Credit: We Vibe Wow Tech / Unsplash

“Came back from a trip four hours early. My wife was supposed to be at work still. Opened the front door to see her sitting topless on the couch making out with a coworker. He ran out the door; she ran into a bathroom and locked the door.” — Reddit / NovaPokeDad

What’s the point of locking herself in a room she has no choice but to leave eventually?

Handed Over All The Evidence

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Photo Credit: Andrea Piacquadio / Pexels

“My girlfriend ran over her phone by accident and destroyed the screen. She asked me to backup all her stuff and transfer it. I used the backup tool that had captured all sorts of dirty messages and nudes with another guy.” — Reddit / toronto_programmer

She has no one to blame but herself, not only for the cheating but for handing over all the evidence of it herself.

Introduced To Her Own Boyfriend

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Photo Credit: Gary Barnes / Pexels

My mom’s best friend went to have lunch with one of her other friends from the church choir, to meet that woman’s new boyfriend. Surprise. It was my boyfriend.” — Reddit / DearMissWaite

If only we could see the look on his face when the other woman introduced him as her boyfriend. It must have been priceless.

A Surprise Delivery

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Photo Credit: Rosebox / Unsplash

“I wasn’t supposed to be home…FedEx delivered two tickets to Vegas right to the house. The tickets had her name and some other dude’s. That’s when I knew. Confronted her, and, well, left with which what I could in the back of my trunk. Was too mad to think straight, left important things.” — Reddit / Kraygfu

The worst part of cheating is often that it damages not only the relationship but the whole life you had built together.

A Ten Step Plan Summarized

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Photo Credit: Lisa / Pexels

“I found my wife’s notebook. Written on the first page was a 10-step plan detailing how she was going to leave me for another guy. I turned it into one step.” — Reddit / decorama

This just goes to show that it doesn’t matter how you try to prepare in advance, life never goes according to plan.

Grandchild From The Wrong Mother

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Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema / Unsplash

“Saw his mom post a picture of her new grandchild on Facebook. It sure as hell didn’t come out of me.” — Reddit

At least no DNA test is required to find out who the mother is. It makes catching cheaters a lot easier.

Better Late Than Never

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Photo Credit: Engin Akyurt / Pexels

“My husband changed his cell phone from our joint plan to hers. Verizon sent me an email confirming the change and the account his line was added to, which included her name.

I looked her up on Facebook, and it turns out they had just celebrated their two-year dating anniversary. We had just celebrated 8 years of marriage.” — Reddit / cowgirltu

A Vacation That Requires A Vacation

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Photo Credit: Asad Photo Maldives / Pexels

“On family vacation, I picked up his phone because I was bored and the kids were playing on mine. I saw a message to some girl describing the sex he and I had the night before. Spent the rest of the vacation fighting via text while trying (and failing) to act normal.” — Reddit

It sounds like she’ll shortly be needing a vacation from that “vacation.”

One Life, Two Relationships

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Photo Credit: Cotton Bro / Pexels

“She would always have her phone on silent or just plain ignore calls from “Jennifer.” One day I wrote down the number and called it. It ends up being her other boyfriend who she had never broken up with before she came to college.” — Reddit / Guy_Code

One relationship is exhausting, how do these people handle two of them at the same time?!