One woman had the dream wedding and what looked like the perfect life. However, everything changed after she made a shocking discovery. Her world was turned upside down by someone she loved deeply.
Betrayal is always painful, but it is unbearable when it comes from someone trusted. Mothers are supposed to love, cherish and look after their kids, but sadly this isn't always the case.
One daughter saw the ugly side of the woman who raised her and could never look at her the same again. Read her heartbreaking story and discover why she decided her mom's actions were unforgivable.
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THE WEDDING OF HER DREAMS
Lauren Wall was a beautiful and happy bride in 2004. Her mom had spent £15,000 (about $18,500) on a fairytale wedding, and Wall was immensely grateful. She enjoyed every minute of her perfect day next to her newlywed husband, Paul White.
She even brought her beloved mom, Julie, along for their honeymoon trip and thought her husband's relationship with her mom was sweet. She was delighted that they bonded and made jokes together.
"They'd laugh a lot together. I didn't think to be worried at all. Who would?"
However, there was something unthinkable brewing behind their smiles. The dreamy life Wall thought she had turned into a nightmare before the ink on her wedding certificate was dry.
THE SHOCKING REASON SHE WAS DUMPED
The London, England resident recalled that her husband's behavior changed after their wedding, and he became secretive about his phone. When she found messages between her mom and her husband, Wall was dumbfounded.
She confronted Julie, but she denied all of the claims. However, when she spoke to her husband about the text messages, he couldn't hide the truth.
She shared: "When I confronted Paul, he went white as a sheet – and refused to let me see his phone." Eight weeks after their big day, White took off his wedding ring and left Wall and their seven-month-old daughter.
HER MOTHER WAS THE REASON FOR HER PAIN
Wall felt her entire world crumble in front of her eyes. Not only did she lose her husband, but she was betrayed by the woman who raised her.
The heartbroken woman expressed:
"I couldn't believe the two people I loved and trusted most in the world could betray me like this."
For Wall, the shock about her husband's infidelity was not as gutwrenching as the shock of her mother's involvement. It was devastating to realize that her mother was the reason for all her pain.
SHE COULD NEVER FORGIVE HER
Wall stated that her groom might have been "gutless," but she expected more from the woman who was meant to "love and protect [her] above all others."
"Instead, she stole my husband,
shattering my family and my dreams. For that, I'll never trulyforgive
. She was left with a newborn daughter and a broken heart, andanother significant blow was still coming.
HER MOTHER WAS PREGNANT
Wall didn't think the betrayal she faced could worsen, but she was wrong. Weeks after discovering her mom had moved in with her former husband, she saw her walking down the street and stopped in her tracks.
"When I saw her in the street and noticed she had a bump, my mind raced. She clutched her stomach and told me, 'It’s a cyst.' I felt so sick, I went home and destroyed all the photos of our wedding."
Julie was lying to her daughter because she didn't have a cyst. She was pregnant with White's child. In 2005, she gave birth to his child, and Wall called the entire ordeal "sick" and "one of the worst things a mom can do to a daughter."
SHE TRIED TO REBUILD HER LIFE
After the birth of Julie's child, Wall jokingly texted her mom and asked: "Removed the cyst then?" Behind the jab was a devastated daughter who could not believe what her mother had done.
Wall was determined to pick up the pieces of her life. Her relationship with White was strained, and it was painful to see him after everything that happened. However, she saw him regularly for the sake of their baby girl.
SHE WATCHED HER MOM MARRY HER EX-HUSBAND
The special mother and daughter connection between Julie and Wall was gone forever, but there was some hope of reconciliation. It was not easy, but Wall tried her best to move on. She also attended White and Julie's wedding in 2009.
"It was almost too much to bear but I did it for my daughter. I went to watch Mom marry the same man I’d wed five years earlier."
While Wall found love again and rebuilt her life, she revealed the pain and betrayal still affected her life. Her story displayed that the saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies, but from people you love.
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