It Started Off Nearly Perfect
Every relationship has their hiccups, mistakes will be made, they could be big or small but hopefully we can just get past them. That’s not always the case though. A few years ago a man went through quite the family drama. He, we’ll call him Jake, shared his story on Reddit. Jake thought he and his wife were the perfect couple. They lived out in the suburbs, they were financially secure, nice and healthy, had great chemistry, with two amazing kids who were 9 and 14 years old. The two had a good social life and Jake genuinely thought they were a happy couple. That was until they started going through some rough patches in their marriage. But they were the perfect couple and this was just some typical married people problems, so they’d get through it, right? That’s exactly what Jake was thinking…until he eventually caught on to something that seemed a bit strange.
His wife was spending a little more time than usual texting her “girlfriends.”
He Looked Into It And Found Nothing Good
At first, Jake didn’t think much of it. He thought they were stronger than the small bickering but even so, he started making an effort to be better. He did everything he could to improve their relationship status by getting out of work when he could, helping around the house, being more emotionally available, and much more. But nothing seemed to work for him. Jake thought he was taking the right steps but he realized the gulf between them just kept getting wider and wider and there was seemingly nothing he could do about it.
Then one day, while Jake was recharging an old iPad for his son to use, he stumbled across something not meant for his eyes. The iPad was still logged into his wife’s Facebook account and the Messenger app was blowing up. He looked into it, and thought some of the messages were highly questionable. The messages were between her and a guy from her hometown who Jake “fondly” refers to as “JimBobCooter” or “JBC” for short.
Jake analyzed the messages between his wife and JBC and, although some messages had clearly been deleted, he figured that even though the messages weren’t completely innocent, they weren’t enough to get too worked up about. Jake made a mental note to keep an eye on it, but overall focus on his marriage and fixing what was broken.
The next day, Jake was doing all he could to find new ways to make his wife happy by doing some projects around the house and writing her sweet love notes to remind her how much he appreciated her and respected her. All the while, instead of being impressed with Jake’s efforts, she was just sitting in the living room, texting her “girlfriends.”
Being naturally curious, Jake took his son’s iPad into his office to take a peek at what he’d seen earlier that week. He opened up the Facebook messenger app, and sure enough, he started seeing some suspicious activity.
The Betrayal Was Heartbreaking
Jake watched, in real time, as his wife betrayed him in multiple ways. She and this man he didn’t even know talked about Jake as if he was the scum of the earth. They were making fun of him, pointing out his flaws. His wife was even exploiting his insecurities and his deepest secrets that were told in total confidentiality to this mystery man. She continued digging even deeper and just when he thought it couldn’t get any worse, they started incorporating a provocative undertone to their messages. It got even worse when his wife and JBC started talking about Jake’s bedroom performance and they were definitely not the kindest of reviews. This was devastating for Jake to read, to say the least, but Jake had to think of a plan, something to help his situation. He couldn’t do much so he started taking some screenshots here and there. He couldn’t get the entire conversation because his wife was deleting them as soon as she sent them.
Jake knew he couldn’t confront his wife, not yet. He was overcome with rage. The wound was fresh and it was too much to handle, so he stayed in a separate room until his wife fell asleep, had a couple drinks, and started planning his ultimate revenge.