When you’re in a romantic relationship, the one you love the most is supposed to be the one you can trust the most too. In fact, a relationship should entirely be built around trust, reliance, and respect for one another. So if you don’t have trust in your partner, what do you have? As some of us might know by now, romance doesn’t always work out this way…
One particular man who knows all about mistrust in a relationship is a man who took to Reddit to tell his story. After falling in love with his girlfriend, who we shall call Cheater, Reddit man thought she might be “the one.”
Their relationship was hardly perfect, but what relationship is? However, Reddit man was soon to learn their relationship was far worse than he thought.
Sharing his story
Reddit man always wore his heart on his sleeve, and because of this, Cheater took full advantage of him. After years of building a life together, he was ready to take the next step, but in the last few weeks of their relationship, things just didn’t seem right.
Little did he know, Cheater held a dark secret from him that he was soon to expose. Once he did find out, enough was enough. Now, a few months after their relationship ended, he’s told his story online.
High school sweethearts
On his post, Reddit man starts his story by going right back to the beginning. He first met her at high school, and being the smart and reserved young man he was, Reddit man became instantly smitten by the pretty and popular Cheater.
However, he was due to move away for college, and although Cheater was reluctant to have a long term relationship, Reddit man insisted that he loved her and no distance could ever break them apart.
Making it work
Cheater agreed to give their relationship another go. She didn’t go to college herself – she instead stayed in their hometown working. Although the distance was hard, both of them agreed that they could make it work someway, somehow.
They did, too. It was a year down the line, and in Reddit man’s mind, their relationship was going pretty well. However, towards the last few months of Reddit man’s first year at college, the cracks started to show, and boy were they big cracks!
For a few months, things went rather stale between them. Their conversation became dull and heartless, and slowly the two of them started to drift apart. Cheater just didn’t seem interested in him anymore. This made Reddit man feel super insecure about himself.
Did she have someone else back home? What was he doing wrong? He knew a big part of him still loved her dearly, but something just didn’t seem right anymore. Something was going on. He just didn’t know what… yet.
Part of the family
Up until this point, Reddit man thought everything was going swimmingly, and a big part of why he felt this way was because he got on so well with her family. In fact, they loved him. Sometimes he even felt like they loved him more than they did Cheater.
Her family was a close-knit bunch, and they had a local family-run convenience store that they even let Reddit man work in during the months he was home from college. They supported him, and in return, he helped them too.
Despite maintaining a good bond with her family members, the bond he had with Cheater was the complete opposite. They were both busy with their own separate lives, so much so that they rarely had time for each other.
Or perhaps Cheater just didn’t want to spend time with him anymore? It sure felt like that sometimes. She was growing notably colder with him, and Reddit man could feel it. Something was going on with her, and he needed to get to the bottom of it.
Reddit man was about to find out exactly what was going on from someone else. One evening, after a long shift at the family convenience store, Reddit man received a call from one of Cheater’s friends.
Seeing the friend’s name pop up on his phone was strange to him – she’d never spoken to him privately before, so what on earth was she ringing him for? After picking up the phone, he asked what was up. He would never have expected what she was about to tell him.
In a rather concerned voice, the friend informed him that she’d just seen Cheater out with another guy, and apparently, they looked rather cozy together. She said to him, “I just had to tell you, Reddit man, it didn’t look right to me.”
After hearing the words come through the phone, Reddit man’s heart started pounding. He felt sick. The friend continued saying, “I might have got it wrong, I just wanted to tell you.” Nothing was sure at this point, but it certainly all made sense…
It was time to find out the truth. Although he didn’t want to believe she was cheating on him, Reddit man knew he had to find out. He decided the best way was to confront her – he would know instantly from the look on her face whether it was true or not.
The morning after he received the phone call from her friend, Reddit man began ringing and texting her. At first, she wasn’t answering her phone. Perhaps she knew someone saw her? However, he eventually got through to her, so it was time for action!
Taking his chance
He invited her over to his apartment, but didn’t mention why – he wanted her to be put on the spot when he asked her. Half an hour later, she knocked on his door. His heart started pounding once more – who knows what was about to happen?
She insisted that she needed a shower right away, so Reddit man thought he would take his chance and see if there was anything suspicious on her phone while she was out of the room. Luckily, he knew her password, and fortunately, she left it on his nightstand… Bingo.
As soon as he heard the shower turn on, he grabbed the phone and started searching through her messages. Reddit man’s stomach was doing somersaults. He was full of dread. What was he going to find?
After scrolling through her top messages, he noticed a bunch of flirty messages exchanged with one particular guy who he knew of. He was an ex-boyfriend of Cheater’s, a fellow student back when they were in high school. Reddit man’s heart sank. How dare she?
To make matters worse, Reddit man really wasn’t the biggest fan of this guy. In fact, he hated him. In his Reddit post, he described him as “one of them kids at school that always messed around.” As he scrolled further down the messages, it became more and more clear that Cheater had been cheating on him for quite some time.
They had been seeing each other on weekends and evenings behind his back, and in some of the messages, she even had the audacity to speak about Reddit man.
She described him as “way too nice,” and explained how she was only still in the relationship because her family liked him. Reddit man’s blood started to boil. His upset turned to anger in a matter of seconds – everything was starting to make sense.
Not only was Cheater cheating on him, but she was cheating on him with an absolute dirtbag. He always thought low of him at school. Reddit man was a good judge of character, and it didn’t take much for him to know that the guy was bad news.
Although the flirty messages really hurt him, there was one other message that was about to change everything! As he scrolled further down, he found out that she was stealing from her family shop.
She’d taken unpaid items from the shelves and money from the cashier, all in order to fund their debaucherous weekends together – one time she stole $800! It seemed from the messages that the guy was convincing her to do it too. He certainly was bad news, that’s for sure.
Reddit man didn’t quite know how to handle this information. He was blown away by how much Cheater was getting away with. Cheating on him was one thing, but stealing money from her family shop was another.
As Cheater continued her shower, he sat on the bed, staring at the messages over and over. What was he going to do? How was he going to handle this situation? One thing was for sure, he knew he needed to tell her father that she’d been stealing.
Exposing her secret
He decided to quickly send over the text messages to her father from his phone. If he confronted her now, then chances are she’d delete the text messages as evidence. So Reddit man knew he needed to act now to make sure her father knew he wasn’t lying.
Who knew how he was going to react? However, firstly he needed to deal with Cheater. As he heard the shower turn off, he put her phone back down and prepared to confront her.
As soon as she returned from the bathroom, he bit the bullet and immediately told Cheater that he’d seen the messages on her phone and he knew everything. He saw the color drain from her face. She was shell-shocked.
He told her that their relationship was over and that he wanted nothing to do with her ever again. He also told her that he had a surprise for her when she got home – this confused Cheater. What did he mean by this? Well, she would soon find out…
Receiving a call
Ten minutes after Cheater packed her bags and left his apartment, her father rang him and explained how sorry he was for everything. At first, Reddit man thought he was going to be yelled at, but his reaction was the complete opposite.
According to Reddit man, he sounded absolutely devastated, even more than Reddit man himself! Cheater’s father felt ashamed of his daughter, and quite rightly, he was on Reddit man’s side. How could his own daughter steal from him? He trusted her, just like Reddit man did.
Cheater’s father had grown fond of Reddit man over the years, so he was thankful that he’d been honest and spoken out about what he’d found on her phone. What’s more, he’d already called the police.
Her parents were ready to take down the man that Cheater was cheating on Reddit man with. He was clearly bad news for their daughter, so they were prepared to stop him in his tracks before he took her even further down the wrong path.
Two months later, Reddit man found out that Cheater was arrested the day after the phone call with her father. She apparently spent the night in jail too. After being found guilty, she was ordered to pay back the full amount that she stole, and she had to carry out months worth of community service too.
The man she cheated on him with was also arrested. In fact, he already had several warrants out for his arrest.
An understanding family
In his post, Reddit man wrote, “I wiped my hands clean from her. I’ve moved forward. I feel so much better knowing she at least got some sort of punishment.” It’s unclear as to what Cheater’s relationship with her family is like nowadays, but Reddit man still speaks to her father now and again.
From the very beginning, the two of them had a lot of respect for each other, so after Reddit man informed him of his daughter’s deceitful crimes, he actually respected him a lot more.
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