Topic: Exposing cheating spouse
Member # 39523
| Posted: 5:17 PM, June 15th (Saturday), 2013|
My WS wanted to keep his cheating secret. He had this phony good guy image in public but a bear at home. When I found out what he was doing and who he was doing I told everyone about his actions and provided pictures of his two women. They were absolutely flabbergasted, especially his mom who believed him to be a saint.
He couldn't hide from anyone at family functions and no one found any humor in his behavior.
What are your stories.
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Posts: 180 | Registered: Jun 2013 | From: United States
Member # 38650
| Posted: 6:41 PM, June 15th (Saturday), 2013|
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Posts: 247 | Registered: Mar 2013
Member # 31558
| Posted: 7:02 PM, June 15th (Saturday), 2013|
I told everyone because I called everyone asking questions when WH wouldn't tell me anything. Since my finding out he was unfaithful was tied to all the lies he told me about totaling his sports car and being arrested for DUI, everyone heard it all from me. WH had lied to everyone, told them his sports car had been stolen and totaled by the car thief. Boy was he pissed off. His image was a big deal to him. He has different priorities now.
Me: BW a youthful 51
Him: alcoholic, sober now, WH 58
Married 21 years
Two sons, 18 & 19 years old
DD? He's still keeping secrets and only admits to what I have indisputable
evidence of... the $2000 earrings he bought her for x-mas.
Posts: 1585 | Registered: Mar 2011 | From: California
Member # 39324
| Posted: 7:54 PM, June 15th (Saturday), 2013|
I have decided not to tell anyone until I decide if we are going to R or D. Once my decision is made then it will probably come out but I don't want the added pressure of that right now. When I miscarried once, I wish I had not told as many people because I would be having a great day and then be "reminded" by someone who knew. It feels like a lot of triggers would happen to me.
I also want to protect my children from gossip or finding out. That news will spread like wildfire.
If we divorce however, it will be listed and that is public record.
1 year + EA/PA (still TT)
M- 15 years
Today's forecast is foggy with a chance of D.
"Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie"
Posts: 58 | Registered: May 2013 | From: hell on earth
Member # 13447
| Posted: 9:00 PM, June 15th (Saturday), 2013|
I was on the phone trying to explain to the mortgage company why our pay,want was late.
I just burst out, "Because he decided to spend our money on his mistress!"
Then the person said they'd make a note that payment would be forthcoming.
"Being in love" first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise. *CS Lewis*
Posts: 11644 | Registered: Jan 2007 | From: Just a fool in limbo
Member # 39393
| Posted: 10:13 PM, June 15th (Saturday), 2013|
I have often considered posting on Facebook. His sisters and best friends are on there and get all their news from it.
I thought of saying something like "just so everyone knows...prostitution is bad...especially when you're married and have 2 young kids. I'm responsible for 50% of the relationship, but an affair is 100% the other persons fault. Peace." and then immediately change my status to single.
I've thought about putting my own ad on Craigslist for ladies beware or a posting on the men seeking women that would say "good thing my cheating husband isn't looking through these ads right now, because he would probably be angry with me. By the way, he's married, has 2 kids and has to pay women just to have sex with him because he is so pathetic. That being said, he doesn't wear a condom, so if you slept with this man, you probably have a disease of some kind."
When I first kicked him out, he just told people that we weren't getting along. I'm like "hard to get along with someone who is spending all of our money on prostitutes!"
Question is: am I doing it for my own satisfaction? To hurt him, to stop his lies? Why do I care what he says to other people anyway?
Maybe, if I let the truth out, maybe his sisters or friends will see that he has a sex addiction or a depression issue or whatever and actually try and help him. Because, I'm not!
You know perfectly that you can only change what you accept....never forget that there are two kinds of pain, the one that hurts and the one that makes you change.
Posts: 245 | Registered: May 2013 | From: Athena1979
Member # 18051
| Posted: 10:26 PM, June 15th (Saturday), 2013|
I told her mother the first time in 2006 she seemed surprised and not. Her mother doesn't know that she is talking to other men on the phone while she is sleeping, that I know of. Before i gave up her password to her I played a voice message from her online Verizon account of her telling some guy you can send me dick pics I am whispering because i don't want my mother to hear me, she is sleeping. Idk. I think her whole family reinforces her decision to do wtf she is doing they are all just as fucked up.
Posts: 221 | Registered: Feb 2008
Member # 26576
| Posted: 10:26 PM, June 15th (Saturday), 2013|
I told everyone! His friends deserted him. His family called him a asshole. His one and only son really has nothing to do with him. He now stays in hiding in his little garbage can trailer where he belongs. His daughter checks on him about once a month to see if he is dead yet but she really doesn't have any time for him. She says he brought everything on himself.
Too bad he has no money I would have cleaned him out before throwing him out, lol!
BS (me) 47
WS (him) 70
Together 7 1/2 years
married 6 years
no children together
Happily divorced 1/29/13!
Posts: 111 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: got2go
Member # 37577
| Posted: 7:16 AM, June 16th (Sunday), 2013|
I made him tell his immediate family. His issues were deep rooted in his childhood and i felt his parents were complicit. I wanted them to feel some sense of responsibility and guilt in trusting a relative to watch him when he was young, who ultimately sexually abused him for years. My family and friends don't know.
D-Months: Nov & Dec 2012. TT.
Posts: 94 | Registered: Nov 2012 | From: Land of the lost
Member # 27673
| Posted: 9:04 AM, June 16th (Sunday), 2013|
For the longest time, I kept it a filthy, disgusting secret. But I believe I did it for all the wrong reasons--pride, vanity, embarrassment...you name it.
On my last D-day, I told close relatives....hers and mine. And that was because (1) nothing else seemed to work, and (2) that was my breaking point. I was heading full steam to divorce, and no one was going to stop me.
I just wanted them to know why I planned to divorce.
Ironically, I am still here. She has done some amazing work on herself these last two years...but I keep the tagline of "heading to D" because I still remain guarded.
2 boys-19 & 21(special needs)
Married 23yrs.(together 28yrs.)
All work and no play has just cost me my wife--Gary Puckett
Acceptance the Marriage is over: 7/2/14
Heading for D
Posts: 2770 | Registered: Feb 2010 | From: northeast
Member # 39170
| Posted: 10:09 AM, June 16th (Sunday), 2013|
WH doesn't know that I've told my people. I think that's pretty naive of him, but whatevs. If we D, I will call his family and tell them.
I havn't told anyone that can't keep it to themselves. If we D, I will probably tell pretty much everyone. I've seen some awesome siggy lines that would be great on Facebook. I'm not sure I'd want to put it there though. My kids will be able to find it one day, and I'm not sure I'd want that.
Edited to add: I've also blurted it out to a telemarketer who was trying to give me "free" women's cancer insurance. I told her I just don't know if I'm going to be living here anymore since I just found out my husband cheated (when she asked if she could call back another day).
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Me: BS (32)
Him: WH (31)
Married 3 years.
Confessed to PA April 21 2013.
DS (6), DS (18 months)
Aug 30 2013 He gives me back his ring with an ultimatum: "Get over it or get out".
Status: Done like dinner
Posts: 277 | Registered: May 2013 | From: The frozen North, eh?
Member # 29265
| Posted: 1:49 PM, June 16th (Sunday), 2013|
I told both our families and our friends. Not my dirty secret to keep.
I also felt i would be helping him to protect his 'bubble' around the affair by continuing to allow it to be a secret from those that know us best.
Together 16 yrs
BW - Me
WH - Him
DD 20th June 2010 actual affair was early 2008 for roughly 10 wks.
Posts: 253 | Registered: Aug 2010 | From: UK
Member # 33523
| Posted: 2:07 PM, June 16th (Sunday), 2013|
Me: fBW/MH 40s
3.26.13: Liberation day: D'd the whiny turd after being saddled with a serial cheating, NPD, jitbag 10 years too long
Now: happy in life, happily in love with the RIGHT man -----> Everything is as it should be
Posts: 922 | Registered: Oct 2011 | From: The Hostile City
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