We can never know for sure whether or not our spouse is staying completely faithful to us. All we can do is believe that they are loyal to us and make sure that we don’t break their hearts either. However, there are some paranoid husbands and wives out there who are extremely tech-savvy and know exactly how to check if their significant other is fooling around behind their backs. The following story is about a husband who wasn’t necessarily the wisest when it came to phones and social media. But after stumbling across an old iPad, he discovered some messages sent from his wife that completely turned his marriage upside down…
“I Thought We Were Happy”
A happy husband, who we shall call Jake, took to Reddit to share a story that happened to him and his wife (who we shall call Suzie) a couple of years ago.
“I thought we were happy. We were your usual suburban professional couple,” he wrote. “Financially secure, healthy…two kids (14f and 9m at the time). I thought we had a healthy social life.” However, after catching Suzie cheating on him with another man, Jake meticulously planned his revenge…
The story started a few months beforehand, with Jake realizing that he was going through some sort of “rough patch” with Suzie, as many married couples do.
“Both of us were working long hours, not spending enough time together, we were going through some developmental problems with my son and tensions in the house were running a little high,” he wrote. Jake admitted that he tried to make things better, coming home earlier and being more attentive to his wife. However, it was already too late…
Texting Her “Girlfriends”
During this tough time in their marriage, Jake realized that Suzie was spending a lot more time “texting with her girlfriends.”
Seeing that he valued his wife maintaining close bonds with her friends, Jake didn’t think much of it at the time. He gave her the benefit of the doubt and assumed that it would help her to confide in her friends in order to get some frustrations off her chest. However, Jake soon learned who Suzie was texting when he stumbled across an old iPad…
She Was Texting A Guy
One day, Jake was scavenging around his son’s bedroom when he found an old iPad. After charging it, Jake noticed that Suzie’s FB messenger was still logged in.
He couldn’t help but take a look at the most recent messages. “There were a lot of highly questionable messages with a guy from her hometown who I will call [JBC],” he wrote. At first, Jake tried to brush it off. However, the messages kept on coming…
Watching In Real Time
Jake needed to keep an eye on any further messages. So he secretly took the iPad to work and patiently waited for the next exchange of messages between Suzie and JBC.
“My wife tore me down. Her and JBC were making fun of me,” he wrote. “All of my flaws, insecurities and secrets I entrusted to my partner were now fodder for her and JBC.” Not to mention the fact that Suzie was writing intimate messages to JBC and deleting them as she went…
From Bad To Worse
Completely lost for words by what he was seeing, Jake had no idea how to confront his wife about what she was doing. Despite doing some soul-searching, Jake returned home and was clearly in a bad place.
Although Suzie asked him what was wrong, Jake simply shook it off, before going back to the iPad and watching the continuous torrent of messages. “My wife [was] completely into it, and JBC was sprinkling in “I love you’s,” he wrote.
Although Jake couldn’t believe what his wife was doing behind his back, it wasn’t until she planned to see JBC in person that this story was taken to the next level.
“I found out JBC was coming to town to spend a weekend of quality time with my wife in a pretty nice hotel,” he wrote. This begs the question: how exactly was Suzie going to get away from Jake for a whole weekend without the cat getting out of the bag?
“Spa Weekend With The Girls”
Despite already knowing, Jake wondered how exactly his wife would try to cheat on him in secret. “The wife is buttering me up and wanting to take a spa weekend with the girls to relax and when she gets back we can really focus on our marriage,” he wrote.
Surprisingly, Jake went with the plan and even told her that it was the best idea she’s ever had. Little did she know though that Jake was already one step ahead of her…
One Step Ahead
Jake knew that he needed to think on his toes if he stood any chance of getting revenge on his cheating wife. It didn’t take long before he got in touch with a lawyer and started making plans. “I get with the lawyer and have him draft a strong separation agreement stating that she would move out,” he wrote.
“She would get weekend visitation, no child support in the interim until the divorce is final.” However, Jake was about to suffer…a lot…
Worst Two Weeks Ever
Although he already knew what he was going to do during that hotel getaway, the two weeks leading up to that weekend were agonizing for Jake.
“I sit through the most agonizing two weeks of my life,” he wrote. “After all this most of my feelings for her are completely gone, and I’m just seething with anger like I’ve never felt before.” While those two weeks were emotionally exhausting for Jake, they also made things a lot clearer. Then, the big weekend finally arrived…
The big day had finally arrived for Jake to put his revenge plan fully into motion. The first thing he did was take half of his money out of all their shared accounts and opened up an account in a new bank. Then, he printed “about 75 pages of FB messenger screenshots.”
With all of the necessary measures in place, there was only one more thing he needed to do to execute the plan. His wife told him she was on her way to the “spa retreat…”
Gatecrashing The Hotel
After texting her back, telling her to “have fun,” Jake arrived at the exact hotel that Suzie was staying at with JBC. He then tried calling her, only to go straight to voicemail.
“They are probably already at it, whatever,” he wrote. Then, Jake thought of a plan B to help him execute his revenge. He asked the reception to call Suzie’s room on his behalf. After ringing three times, someone finally answered. However, it wasn’t his wife…
Awkward Phone Call
Lo and behold, it was Suzie’s cheating buddy JBC who answered the call. Prepared for this moment, Jake simply rolled with it and asked JBC if he could send his wife down to the lobby.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about bro,” JBC nonchalantly replied. At this point, Jake returned with another offer, to call “Mrs. JBC” and bring her to the hotel! He could immediately tell that JBC was panicking and gave him five more minutes to send Suzie downstairs…
“It’s Not What It Looks Like”
All it took was two minutes for Jake’s wife to show up at reception. She looked horrified and wasn’t able to say anything. Jake immediately took charge of the situation and sat her down in a quiet space.
After Jake calmly asked her what she was doing at the hotel, Suzie desperately tried to find an excuse and repeatedly told him that it’s not what it looks like. Nevertheless, Jake knew exactly what was happening and told her what was going to happen…
The Ultimate Ultimatum
Jake explained to Suzie that he wanted her to move out immediately, or he would tell their kids, her parents, and everyone in her life what she did.
“Here is a separation agreement that I think is more than fair considering what’s going on,” he told her. “I’m going to need you to look this over, sign it, and leave it at the house when you get your stuff.” Jake even offered to show his wife the screenshots of the messages he found on the iPad…
They Both Broke Down In Tears
After saying everything that needed to be said, Jake got up and walked out of the hotel. As he looked back, he saw that Suzie was starting to have a breakdown.
However, Jake just about found the composure to keep his cool in front of her before driving away in a “crying rage fit.” All he could do now was go home, try and sleep things off, and wait for Suzie’s move. However, he wouldn’t have to wait long…
Not Taking Her Calls
Jake admitted that he had no idea what his wife did for the rest of the weekend. However, she did send an endless number of texts and tried calling him the entire time.
Despite her desperation to get in touch, Jake didn’t pick up the phone once. By the time the weekend was over, he had already got movers to pick up all of her stuff. Moreover, Suzie arrived to return the signed separation agreement he had given her at the hotel.
She Begged Him
A week after saying goodbye to her kids and relocating to a new apartment, Suzie contacted Jake once again. “She’s so sorry…wants another chance. She wants her family back. She’ll do anything. She’s on her knees crying into my lap,” he wrote.
However, Jake was firm with his wife, explaining that if she wanted him back, she’d need to organize marriage counseling for them. Although he didn’t want her living there, they ultimately came to some sort of agreement…
Jake explained that he came to an agreement with his wife of how to handle their family dynamic moving forward. According to him, Suzie came over three nights a week to cook, clean, and do the kids’ laundry.
However, Jake was often nowhere to be seen and would let Suzie do her parental duties before going back to her place. Outside of their responsibilities as parents, Jake had a strategy of how to handle his marriage with Suzie moving forward…
Phasing Her Out
Instead of just making amends and going back to the status quo, Jake developed a fool-proof plan of how to make sure that he got his own way in the marriage moving forward.
He explained that they’d go to counseling, with the therapist putting an emphasis on Suzie’s problems. On the flip side, Jake did a good job of “playing the victim,” while refusing to give his wife any more chances. Jake began to reveal the many layers to his plan…
I Want A Divorce
Jake revealed that he had been diagnosed with PTSD and depression as a result of this chapter in his life. Eventually, he managed to go part-time at work in order to deal with his problems. Six months later, Jake told Suzie that he was more interested in having an amicable divorce than trying to forgive her. However, he reiterated that she was still the love of his life and that maybe, they’d eventually be able to “give it another try.” But did they?
Getting The Kids On His Side
While Jake legally became the primary carer for his kids, he still needed to make them side with him after all of this. In order to achieve this, he ended up taking some pretty questionable measures.
Jake printed screenshots of a Google search for “how to survive you wife’s infidelity,” which he deliberately made sure his kids would find. After indirectly discovering that their mother had cheated on their father, it was very easy for the kids to side with Jake.
And The Winner Is…
Jake took some pretty desperate measures to get revenge on his wife. However, after what he went through, it made sense that he did what he did. Jake ended up getting “generous child support” for going part-time.
And the perks don’t end there. “I get to have my fun with tinderellas and some FWBs,” he wrote. Jake is now a hero in his kids’ eyes, while his wife still believes that maybe they’ll get back together. “But that is never going to happen,” he said.