A woman was appalled when her best friend’s husband sent her flirty Facebook messages and decided to let her pal know. She wasn’t prepared for her friend’s fury to be directed at her
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A woman who has always had her reservations about her best friend’s husband was “disgusted” after he made a pass at her in a series of “rather flirty messages”.
She claims he begged her not to say anything to his wife and tried to backtrack after she called him out, but she felt she had no choice but to be completely honest about what had transpired.
After snapping and saving screenshots of the message exchange, where the husband had made inappropriate remarks about a beachside pic, the loyal woman called up her friend the following morning.
Wanting to break the news to her gently, she arranged a face-to-face meet-up, where she showed her the sort of messages her husband had been sending.
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Taking to Reddit, the 31-year-old woman explained that they’ve been best mates since she was 15 years old.
Although something always felt “off” to her about her husband of five years, she’s always kept such feelings to herself, reasoning that sometimes you just don’t like someone.
However, after getting the flirtatious messages, she knew she had to be straight with her pal, however difficult that might be.
The poster – who goes by the username u/Only-Marionberry-303 – wrote: “I expected her to be upset but I was surprised when she got upset with me.
“She told me I must have led him on in some way to make him think that kind of message was ok, that he’d never do something like this without being tempted first.
“I told her I’d never do that to anyone last of all my best friend and pointed out how clearly disgusted I was by what he’d written, I then told her I was worried because if he’d do this to her best friend what was he doing with women who didn’t know her?”
Her friend left still angry with her, and they haven’t spoken since. She’s tried sending her a few messages but hasn’t had any joy.
She continued: “I hope it’s just misplaced anger and she needs time to come to terms with this. I don’t know what else I was supposed to do, surely sitting on this and not telling her would have been worse?”
Her fellow Reddit users have reassured her that she absolutely did the right thing by telling her pal, advising her to give her space, and continue being supportive.
One person commented: “I wonder if she has known for a while but has been in denial and was trying to justify it to make herself feel better.
“She has the right to know, though. It is now up to her what she does with that information.”
Another said: “I’m really sorry you have to deal with this cause you honestly did nothing wrong. I would 100% want to know if it were my husband. I really hope she comes to her senses and doesn’t end up losing you as a friend cause she’ll regret it.”
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