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Man Notices Strange Bank Statement on Account, Suspects Wife of Infidelity and Starts Investigation

Salwa Nadeem
Mar 31, 2022
05:00 A.M.
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One day, a man's wife asked him for a "break" and demanded a divorce two weeks later. He had no idea what was going on in her mind until he saw her bank statement. 


The couple tied the knot 22 years back and had three children. The husband confessed they didn't have the best relationship. 

However, he had no idea his wife would suddenly demand a divorce after spending decades with him. He couldn't accept that she wanted to part ways. 

He checked his wife's bank statement. | Source: Shutterstock


The man confessed he had a weak connection with his wife, and she always blamed him for it. Whenever he tried to have a romantic conversation with her, she always pushed him away. 

Her behavior had instilled an inferiority complex in him. He had started thinking he wasn't enough for his wife and felt he needed to improve himself to impress her. 

Little did he know that their relationship wasn't going downhill because of him. It seemed like his wife had been planning her move for a long time.

He didn't have the best relationship with his wife. | Source: Pexels


She asked him for an "emotional break" from him one day. He thought it might be one of her mood swings, so he agreed to give her a break for some time. 

When he went through her chats on her phone, he noticed something strange.

However, fifteen days later, she asked him for divorce. She said she was "done" with their marriage, and the man thought it was because of him. He blamed himself for everything because she always made him feel he was at fault. 

She needed a break from her husband. | Source: Unsplash


After failing to convince her to stay with him, he finally accepted that she wasn't ready to mend their relationship. It took him two months and many tears to resign to the fact. 

The same day, he came across a strange transaction in her bank statement, which explained why she wanted a divorce. She had shopped for undergarments after asking him for divorce. 

Upon further investigation, he realized she had bought new clothes and makeup and had stayed out of the house late at night multiple times. These things happened after she asked him for the "emotional break."

He checked her bank statement. | Source: Unsplash


Feeling angry, he confronted his wife, and she defended it as a "one-time thing." She assured him that she wasn't leaving him because of her affair. 

However, when he went through her chats on her phone, he noticed something strange. She had been talking to an unknown man for months. Reading their conversation made him realize that they shared an intimate relationship.

He was furious after reading their plans to move in together. He threw the phone on the bed and marched to the other room to ask her to leave his house.

He read her messages and found out she was cheating on him. | Source: Unsplash


Since she wanted to part ways with him, she instantly agreed. After she left, he wondered whether it was right for her to get intimate with the other man after demanding a divorce. 

"Frankly, I think the affair is the reason she wants a divorce," Redditor MalcolmCrowe06 stated. The Redditor felt his wife did the wrong thing and thought she was waiting for him to kick her out of the house. 

Meanwhile, D-redditAvenger asked the man to stop thinking about his wife and find someone who cares about him. "Her moving forward so quickly probably points to her being the problem, to begin with," the Redditor added. 

Most Redditors asked OP to move on. They felt he shouldn't think about a woman who cheated on him and then asked for a divorce. 


He felt sad after discovering the truth. | Source: Unsplash

Questions to Ponder:

Do you think OP still blames himself for the end of his marriage?


After reading his post, some people urged OP to move on from his wife. He appeared not to be over her because he still blamed himself for the end of their marriage.  What do you think?

Do you think OP should have started investigating when his wife asked him for an emotional break?

OP felt it was unusual when his wife asked him for an emotional break. However, he brushed it off. If he had investigated further, he may have discovered the truth earlier. 

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