On the subreddit r/relationship_advice, a woman shared her ordeal of uncovering her husband’s affair. The poster recounted finding expensive women’s glasses on her kitchen counter and, upon questioning, received deceptive responses from her husband and eldest son. The husband claimed he was communicating with another woman who he deemed superior to his wife.
Expressing her hurt, the poster confronted her husband about the unnecessary comparison, only to be dismissed as unfair and jealous. Despite his initial denial, the following day, the same costly glasses reappeared on the counter. Both her husband and son continued to lie, asserting they belonged to the son’s friend, Allison.
Suspecting something amiss, the poster decided to return the glasses to Allison, only to discover they weren’t hers. When contacting Allison’s mother, she verified that the glasses didn’t belong to her daughter. During discussions with her husband and son, the son went from confidently claiming they were Allison’s to expressing uncertainty.
The husband eventually admitted to taking the glasses from their son’s backpack, further complicating the situation. Later, the youngest son revealed that the glasses belonged to Noelle, the woman her husband had praised during breakfast. Confronting her husband, the truth emerged – he had mistaken Noelle’s glasses for his wife’s, leading to a cascade of lies from both him and their son.
Returning the glasses to Noelle, the poster discovered her husband had deceived Noelle about their impending divorce. Noelle, confused, questioned why the poster would care about their separation. Realizing the extent of the deceit, the two women confronted the husband together, leading to both deciding to end their relationships with him.
When questioned, the husband cited uncertainty about his feelings and expressed fear of losing his wife. Unswayed by his explanations, the poster decided to end the marriage and is currently in the process of divorce. She has opted to communicate with her soon-to-be ex-husband exclusively through legal channels.