A Reddit user shared she was shocked when her husband asked her for a divorce out of the blue.
She later found out that it's because he had been secretly seeing her best friend, whom he ended up marrying.
As fate would have it, the marriage only lasted for six months.
Patricia* shares that she had been with her ex-husband for eight years when he dropped the divorce bombshell on her.
"I was home and trying to figure out why my husband suddenly wanted a divorce. So, I start going through phone records and see several texts between him and my best friend," she shared on her Reddit post.
"I decided to confront him, and his excuse was that he was getting advice on how to handle the situation with me. I didn't believe a word of it."
Patricia and her best friend had been friends for over sixteen years.
After finding the phone records and the husband lying about what was going on, Patricia decided to get help from her other friends, who confirmed that the best friend and husband see each other.
Patricia then went to stay with other friends to think the situation through.
When she got back, she already had an appointment with a divorce lawyer who advised her to go to the bank and take all the money out. The bank called the husband because of the large debit that Patricia had requested.
"On my way, he [the husband] calls and flips out on me for hiring a lawyer when I agreed to sign the [divorce] papers he had drawn up. I said, 'I hope she's worth it' and hung up on him," writes Patricia.
"At this point, he knows what is going on, and it's a race to the bank! Of course, I get there first, and after all is said and done, I have taken $15 000 (about R223 000) from our joint account."
After all this, Patricia's husband still denied that anything was going on between him and the friend, even though his own family confirmed the affair.
When they finally went to court for the divorce, Patricia says there was a sense of regret from the husband because he realised that he messed up. He was also ordered to pay off Patricia's care and pay her about $12 000 (about R180 000) as a divorce settlement.
Soon after, the ex and the husband got married, but six months later, they also called it quits and are now undergoing a divorce process.
"I still get a smile on my face when I think about it. I'm not sure where they are in their divorce proceedings, but they're done. Karma sure takes her sweet a** time, but boy, when it happens, it is awesome to see it happen," Patricia concludes.
One user commented, noting the positive side of all this pain, saying: "Good for you for standing your ground. Sounds like the grass definitely wasn't greener for him, but it got you out of both a toxic marriage and a toxic friendship and allowed you to move on with your own life. I'd call that a win."
Another user shared her approval: "Well done. You kept yourself from getting played. That is not easy. You protected yourself and didn’t give a damn about him, your ex bestie or their lives. You used your head and in the end , you won. You won your life and your sanity."
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*Name changed as the user wrote anonymously
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