There’s no worse feeling than being cheated on by someone you cared about and trust. People who step out of relationships all have one thing in common: they don’t respect themselves or their partners enough to let them go before moving on. This can lead to cruel emotional punishment for unsuspecting partners. However, some scorned partners go out of their way to teach their unfaithful partner a lesson.
All stories are edited for clarity.
The Ultimate Ultimatum
“When I first started med school, I had a girlfriend who I loved very much. She was the first serious relationship I ever had. As med school wore on, I started spending more time studying and less time caring for myself. My time was either spent studying for exams or catering to my girlfriend. She was too good to clean or cook, but I was madly in love with her and didn’t care one bit. I was the only person who was doing the cleaning, cooking, and paying for the apartment we shared. This took up even more of my time as I entered my internship. Sometimes I’d come back to a dirty apartment that I’d have to clean up after a long shift, and I only had less time to take care of myself as a result so my appearance suffered. I got fatter and some days I’d have to rush out the door without shaving because I’d only gotten two hours of sleep after cleaning and cooking. She’d never help and she was verbally abusive. Still, I stayed with her because I was deeply in love with her.
About half a year into my internship, I found out my girlfriend was cheating on me with an art student. After I confronted her, she said, ‘He was there for me. He made me feel special and needed. Something you never do.’
Furious, I told her to get out of my apartment. She didn’t even seem fazed by us splitting up.
Fast forward a few years. My ex was actively enrolled in a Master’s program in Europe and started talking to me again out of the blue. At the time, I was on the cusp of finishing my residency and about to start earning the ‘big bucks’ people think doctors earn.
Conveniently, my ex asked me for another chance. To be honest, I was tempted to go for it until she started verbally abusing me again over our Facetime/Skype sessions. Seeing past her scheme, I hatched a plot.
I told her she’d have to quit her Master’s program and come to the States within three months. At the time, she had only six months left before graduation. My ex was obviously reticent to do so, but I told her that if she wanted me back she needed to give me a show of good faith. I guess she figured she’d hamstring me by trapping me in marriage because she agreed.
The day before she was due to fly out to the U.S. I told her I was lying. I blocked her on all my accounts and never spoke to her again. From what I understand she’s now surfing couches getting by on begging for charity from what few friends she made in Europe. She also became what they call a ‘sugar baby,’ and gets extra cash by screwing around with dudes twice her age.
A Trip For Two
“My ex and I used to go to a Cancun resort every year with a bunch of our mutual friends.
Months before our annual trip, I found out my ex was cheating on me after I accidentally got a flight confirmation email for tickets he had booked for himself and the other woman to go to a European Getaway.
The news absolutely shattered me. Despite everything, I tried to have a civil breakup, but he refused to pay me for the Cancun vacation that I already prepaid. I tried several times to get my money back but he refused. He acted very childish about the entire situation and blamed me for being caught.
After our breakup, it took me several weeks to find a new place to live and move my things out of his house. On the last trip to the house, I asked him one last time for the money and he again refused.
So I ‘accidentally’ packed his passport in my last box of things and left my expired passport in its place.
Because he already booked the tickets, he apparently didn’t check his passport until he was at the airport. Of course, my ex was denied the international flight because he didn’t have a current passport. I never did get my money but I did get immense satisfaction that he didn’t get to go on vacation.
A couple of weeks later, I gave my ex his passport back when I discovered it in a box of things to unpack.
Once he saw what I did, he became furious! He demanded I reimburse him for the flights he and his new lover missed because of me.
I told him, ‘I’d be happy to pay you back once you refund me for the trip to Cancun!’
Go As You Are
“I was with my high school sweetheart for almost 6 years. We had plans to marry, have kids, and all the good stuff.
Unfortunately, around the end of April 2015, I found out that he was cheating, once again. The first time he stepped out of our relationship, we agreed to random phone checks. On that fateful night, I felt the urge to check his phone. He had gotten comfortable because I hadn’t checked it in a while. I went looking through his phone while he slept and found incriminating messages almost instantly.
In the messages, I discovered that he not only met some random girl, but he told her that I was just his ‘roommate.’ He told the girl we were no longer a couple and that I ‘knew’ our relationship was over.
This was obviously news to me. To add insult to injury, I found more messages between him and his buddy about him spreading the same lies. I honestly thought things had been going well between us.
After reading these texts, I woke him up and immediately told him to get out.
He was dead asleep and woke up extremely confused. He had idea what was going on, until he saw his phone in my hand. Alarmed, he started putting on his pants and I said, ‘Nope! I paid for those pants. Leave ’em!’
‘I gotta have pants, babe!’ My ex whined.
‘No, I’m not your babe!’ I snapped back. ‘You can leave just like you are.’
And what did he have on? TIGHTY WHITIES.
That wasn’t all.
His phone was in my name. All three of our cars were in my name and the majority of his clothes I had bought him throughout the years. All of it was bought using my hard-earned cash while he sat around the house playing video games and talking to other girls. I was so done.
I kicked him out with no shoes, phone, wallet, money, clothes, or car keys. We lived miles away from the nearest gas station. Unfortunately for him, that meant he had to walk a mile in his underwear to the nearest gas station to call his mom to come get him at 4 am.
A MONTH later, I let him come back to get his few belongings from the landlord.
My ex tried with all his might to get me back. He claimed that he knew I was the right one and that he still wanted to marry me.
There would be a cold day in hell before I take him back.
A couple of months later I got together with my now husband. Kicking out my good-for-nothing ex was the best thing I’ve ever done. Just picturing him walking into a gas station at 4 am to ask to use the phone and call his mommy while naked still makes me giggle like a little girl.”