There are some pretty varied and shocking ways to find out that your significant other has been playing away, as shared by some open Reddit users:
1. True Romance
"His mistress told me at the wedding of a mutual friend so that was nice. I held my cool until we left, I wasn't giving either of them the satisfaction of seeing me look like the crazy person or ruining someone's big day."
2. No Escape
"Just got on a flight in London headed to Vegas. Sitting next to my GF and she wants to show me something she has planned for the trip so gets out her phone. It opens to the Messages and shows a chat with a guy (I know him) saying how much she is gonna miss him and how she doesn't wanna go away with me anyway.
"The doors close on the plane and that was a really fucking fun 10-11hrs..."
3. Sliding Doors
"Came home early from work and walked in on it. Yep, that's about as cliché as it gets, but there you go.
"Funny thing is, I had wanted an open relationship, but he said that he couldn't deal with that. Turns out he was just selfish."
4. Sherlock Holmes
"Came home from working a double shift and found the toilet seat up. Either my wife didn't take a piss for 20 hours straight or there had been another man in my house.
"Suspected it was her "gay" friend from work. I also knew that said friend was trying to sell his house, so I called the real estate agent and asked the see his place. Right inside the front door, i recognized one of her jackets hanging in the mud room. Proceeded to the living room and bam...right on the fucking mantel was a picture of my wife and this guy.
"We divorced shortly after. She ended up marrying this guy...then cheated on him...and now they are divorced. Didn't feel bad for him at all."
5. Owe It All To An App
"Was the night of her company Christmas party. I had to stay home and babysit our five year old son (Grandma was supposed to, but she fell and was in the hospital with a broken hip.) I figured wife would go and then come home early. Turns out, she was planning to stay the night at a hotel so "she could drink and not worry about driving."
"I woke up about 3am just knowing something was wrong (never happened before) and checked 'Find My Phone' to see where she was. She was with her boss at his apartment. Pretty much sucked."
6. Genetics Don't Lie
"I know this is cliché, but coming home from a 12 MONTH deployment to a BLACK baby when we're both white were strike one and two. Strike three was telling me she had black relatives (whom I've never met) so that could be what happened, sure. Doesn't matter what excuse you, have there isn't a magical 12 month gestation period. Makes me very fucking angry."
7. Hygiene, Please
"Well, every night after work, my pillow had a semen spot on it where he wiped off his spooge.
Wife said I was drooling in my sleep to explain the wet spot.
"He would also use my bath towel to wipe off his expelled love load sometimes."
8. John Tucker Must Die
"I was at a dinner party with the girl he was cheating on me with. My best friend at the time got a new apartment with a roommate she met off Craigslist. They decided to have a housewarming dinner. At dinner I said to my best friend "btw, I know you hate him but I'm still seeing [insert exotic name very few people have]." Her roommate overhears and goes "exotic name? The one that lives off main and is a pre-med senior at the university?" I said "...yea?" She goes "I've been fucking him since May!"
"She called him on speaker phone with me silent. Then I called him on speaker phone with her silent. Boy was it ever sweet when we confronted him. He'd also been sleeping with his ex and who knows who else!
"Worst part is, I lost my virginity to him. Such is life."
9. Parental Responsibilities
"Found out via Facebook a few months after I had broken up with him. I was still friends with his siblings and parents, and they were tagged in some photos of him. Holding his clearly to term newborn son. Less than nine months after I broke up with him."
10. Rookie Error
"My ex-fiancee had both an iPhone and a Macbook. If you know anything about iMessage, this means that he can send and receive texts from his laptop. I was using his laptop for homework (with his permission) while he was at work.
"He got a text message from his ex, who he talked with on a regular basis. I was uncomfortable with her since she was 'the one that got away', but she was married and he insisted he just thought of her as a good friend and I chose to believe and trust my then-fiancee. But the text she sent him that day seemed strange, just randomly saying "Just textin to say I love you" or something like that, and it just popped up in the corner for me to read. I opened the messages.
"Found hours of sexting messages. Hours. He'd been sexting her that morning even, when I had slept next to him all night and we'd cuddled and kissed goodbye when he went to work. I wasn't home when he returned."
From: Cosmo UK