After spending 45 days on a military ship, a man's wife surprised him with her pregnancy announcement when he came home. However, he doubted her fidelity after reading some conversations on her phone.
The woman showed him three positive pregnancy tests, and he was delighted to know he would be a father of twins. To spend some time with his wife, he took a week-long leave.
However, the leave turned into something he didn't expect. He came across some conversations on his wife's phone with unknown men and immediately confronted her.
The internet flooded nick_k93's post with comments after he opened up about his agony and sought advice from other Redditors. The previous week had been very difficult for him.
The 26-year-old Original Poster (OP) had to serve a restriction period on a military ship, requiring him to stay there for 45 days before he could go home. He looked forward to the day he could finally go home and meet his wife.
On the night his stint ended, he happily headed home, not knowing what was waiting for him there. His wife welcomed him with three positive pregnancy tests and a "Welcome home, Daddy!" card.
The man was restricted on a military ship. | Source: Unsplash
The man was excited to become a father, so he took a week off from work to plan what he needed to do in the upcoming months. He couldn't wait to see the ultrasounds and hear the child's heartbeat.
After listening to her explanation, he felt at peace. But he had no idea that he would soon start questioning her loyalty once again.
Near the end of the week, he picked up his wife's phone and scrolled through her Snapchat. It seemed like she was talking to unknown people.
His wife surprised her with the pregnancy news when he reached home. | Source: Unsplash
He was shocked when he tapped on the unknown usernames and read their chat. His wife had sent inappropriate photos of herself to those men.
Furious, he slammed her phone on the bed and marched towards her to confront her. Surprisingly, she admitted having an affair with one man while he was on the military ship.
To clear his doubts, she discussed her pregnancy timeline to prove that he was the father of their baby. After listening to her explanation, he felt at peace. But he had no idea that he would soon start questioning her loyalty once again.
He read her conversations on Snapchat. | Source: Unsplash
A few days later, the man found himself scrolling through his wife's Snapchat ID. He stumbled upon some intimate photos of her with another man.
He looked at the photos closely and realized the shots were from his bedroom. His wife had invited someone to their house while he was away!
He even saw a dating app installed on her phone and discovered she used it to find men in his absence. The terrifying realization sent a shiver down his spine and he had no idea what he would do next.
He realized his wife had invited someone else into their room in his absence. | Source: Unsplash
Meanwhile, his wife went for her ultrasound and found out she was pregnant with twins. After looking at her photos with the unknown man, OP was half-sure that the unborn babies didn't belong to him.
Realizing his wife had betrayed him made him think about everything he had done to ensure they lived happily. He recalled:
"I have provided a beautiful place to live, a nice house, and everything she could ever need. I treated her with respect and every day showed her that I loved her."
OP felt heartbroken after seeing the photos. | Source: Unsplash
The intimate photos had ruined his plans to spend the rest of his life with her. His friends and family told him to "get rid of her" because she didn't love him, but he confessed it wasn't that easy.
He couldn't bring himself to resent his wife because he loved her so much. He didn't want to kick her out of the house with her unborn babies.
"I am so heartbroken; it's the worst pain in the world. What do I do?" OP asked other Redditors. He turned to Reddit, hoping someone would help him figure out how to proceed further.
He wrote a Reddit post to seek advice from other people. | Source: Unsplash
"Get a paternity test," Redditor TheBraveChoice suggested, "Once you have the results talk to an attorney to get an idea of your options and obligations given the information you will have."
The Redditor advised OP not to decide anything before talking to the attorney. Meanwhile, momusicman asked OP to separate from his wife for thirty days and seek therapy. The Redditor suggested he consult an attorney if things didn't get better after a month of treatment.
Most Redditors asked OP to file for divorce after doing a paternity test. They also asked him to evaluate the situation and decide if he wanted to live with the woman for the rest of his life.
Some Redditors suggested doing a paternity test. | Source: Unsplash
Questions to Ponder:
Do you think OP should go for divorce?
Most Redditors thought divorce was the best option, and his friends and family suggested the same. However, he felt it was difficult to forget all the memories of the two years with his wife, so it wasn't easy for him to leave her. Do you think filing for divorce is the only solution?
How would you feel after learning about your wife's affair if you were OP?
OP had a hard time accepting the truth after knowing his wife had cheated on him. He felt betrayed and heartbroken because he was madly in love with her and had never doubted her loyalty. If you were OP, would you feel the same? How would you react to the revelation of your spouse's infidelity?
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