“Hell hath no fury like a lover scorned.” Finding out about a partner’s infidelity is damaging, no doubt. Some just accept what has been done and move on as their revenge, but others find the worst ways to get back at their unfaithful partners. Here, people share how they taught their cheating spouse a lesson.
All stories have been edited for clarity.
A “Positive” Message
“My ten-year-old son found a phone under the sofa and gave it to me. After I checked it, I found dozens of messages between my wife of sixteen years and another man.
‘I had so much fun with you last night.’
There were several messages my wife sent to this secret lover that revealed gross details about how she was practicing unsafe lovemaking.
I was livid but remained calm. I knew exactly what to do. I sent the guy a message from the phone pretending to be from my wife.
‘I am so sorry, but I have some bad news. I should’ve told you that I’m HIV positive.’
After doing that, I scrolled through the previous message some more and discovered that he knew my wife was married. He was also married.
It takes up to six months after infection before a blood test can detect HIV. Therefore, he would have spent the next six months of his life worrying himself sick about it. The other man probably told his wife to also get tested.
He also would need to spend this time taking a whole load of antiretroviral drugs. That made me feel very happy.
As for my wife? I left her and six months later met my current partner.”
The Door Of No Return
“I caught my ex-wife cheating a few years ago.
During the ensuing argument, my wife said, ‘Just get your stuff and go, if you’re going.’
The next day she went to work so I started packing. I took the new TV, the fridge, the deep freezer, all my clothes, and all the electronics. Everything I bought I crammed into the back of a truck. Once I thought I was done, I remember one last thing I bought.
The front door, which I’d just replaced.
I left about five minutes before she was expected to be home. The neighbors were keeping an eye on the place until she got there per my request.
As you can imagine, I got a really interesting phone call which I sent to voice mail.
About an hour later, I got a call from the police. Apparently she told them I stole the front door.
I offered to show the police that I was making payments for it on my credit card and informed them it hadn’t been paid for yet so it was mine.
After that, I never spoke to her again.
I always wondered how she managed with no front door until she got it replaced.”
“My dad is a policeman. He works with a pretty stand-up fella who was pretty hard-working and a pleasant person to be around.
Anyway, his coworker’s downfall came about five years ago when he had an affair after being married for fifteen years. Of course, his wife was not over the moon about it.
The coworker’s wife found out about the affair because a friend of hers was married to a colleague of his. The dirty secret quickly spread through the grapevine and found its way to her.
Instead of confronting him about it, the coworker’s wife thought long and hard about a way to really ruin his day.
Well at the time, my dad’s coworker had an important meeting with their superiors coming up. It was a big deal because it was for a potential promotion.
The coworker’s wife carefully used a thread cutter to ‘modify’ each item of clothing that he would be wearing that day. She then unpicked every other stitch. She did this from his suit down to his underwear.
The morning hustle and bustle commute was enough to strain some of the seams at most. As the day wore on, the coworker’s clothes started to slowly fall apart.
First, a hole formed in the toe of his shoe, then his trousers started to fray upwards from the ankles. The real kicker came when, ten minutes into his very important business meeting, the arm fell off his suit jacket.
The meeting was cut short. He never received the promotion he was after.
The coworker and his wife are now happily divorced.“
So Cold It Burns
“My scumbag stepfather cheated on my mom after eight years of marriage. After he was caught, he declared that the other woman was better in bed than my mother, who had recently given birth to my baby sister.
So my mom, being the amazing woman she was, planned for revenge.
My stepfather was in the process of moving out but still lived with us for the time being. While he was at work, my mom grabbed a pair of his boxers and laced them with a nasty surprise.
The next day, we all heard my stepfather screaming bloody murder from the bathroom. He took the one contaminated pair and his ‘manhood’ got to mingle with a ton of Icy-Hot and my mom’s fury.
To this day he still thinks my mom did something to his body wash. It’s been five years and it’s still an inside joke.