Women Are Sharing How They First Found Out A Partner Was Cheating On Them

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Being cheated on is a terrible experience, and arguably discovering when a partner has been unfaithful is one of the toughest things a person can go through in a relationship. And yet, sadly, there are endless women with stories of infidelity. 

So many, in fact, that it has become the basis of a viral Reddit thread“Women of Reddit who caught their significant others cheating, how did you do that? And what was your reaction?” asked the original thread. More than 15,000 responses later, women are sharing their stories and it’s both hilarious and slightly depressing. 

Ranging from in-laws getting involved to super sleuth work, the thread definitely brought with it some seriously unpredictable outcomes. See our favourites below: 

It was a tale of doing a partner’s laundry after returning from a trip home for one particular user. “He went to Hawaii for a business trip without his wife and kids. Like a good wife, I packed his clothes before he left and unpacked his dirty laundry when he returned home. I found a tiny pair of white cotton panties (no lace) in his suitcase. He had recently dropped a lot of weight (>100 lbs) and played it off that he had bought them for himself …. they had no label and were simple bikinis so theoretically could have been men’s as well.”

Although, it wasn’t without her fair share of revenge first. “I made sure he wore those panties at least once a week for the remaining few months we were together (I set out his clothes everyday and he couldn’t protest).” 

Another woman got creative in her attempts to uncover if her partner was cheating. “A friend of mine was suspicious of her husband cheating, as he went to ‘play soccer with friends’ way too often. He always came already showered as he would sweat playing. One day she sewed his soccer socks [together], and when he came back all showered she saw the socks were still sewed, so he wasn’t playing soccer at all… She later confronted him and he was indeed cheating.”

For one Redditor the cheating happened in the home she and her partner shared (while she was sleeping). “I owned a house with my fiancé. I woke up in the middle of the night and he wasn’t in bed. I went searching. His truck and another vehicle were in the driveway. Then, I went upstairs and found the guest bedroom was locked. After barging my way in… I found him with another woman in bed.”

One user said it was the background of a Facebook photo that gave the philandering away. “He was tagged in some photos in my news feed from a gig he’d been at on the previous weekend. Random lass was in all the photos of him and they were all over each other,” she wrote, adding “they were making out in the background of one photo.”

In the case of another, it was the in-law’s that broke the news. “She confessed to her mum… Then mother in law called her other daughter and told her… Sister in law then called me and told me, she let me listen in on a three-way call to her mum and tried to convince mum to tell me but she refused which basically confirmed it.” 

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