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22 People Who Caught Their Partners in the Act of Cheating Share Their Tales

By Pippa Raga

It's up there in a lot of our biggest fears: That we'll be sitting on the couch one evening watching TV while our significant other is texting, and when we take a peek at their screen, it turns out the conversation isn't just a platonic catch-up between friends. No, your partner is in fact concocting lustful messages, planning a great escape with this person they're now super into — and where does this leave you?

Luckily, or rather, hopefully, this is just a demented fantasy that won't actually put you to the test, and you can probably just stand to work on your own trust issues. Like, why would you think that's what they're doing when they're clearly just catching an old friend up on this week's episode of Insecure?! Stop being so paranoid!

But, since you are paranoid enough to have those thoughts even though you're super grateful nothing bad is happening in your relationship, we've collected some tales from around the internet of people who actually did catch their significant others cheating. Like, red-handed and mid-act.

Read on for 22 people whose lives and partnerships were turned around in a matter of seconds.

1. Need to borrow something real quick.

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Two weeks ago I sent a message to a mutual friend asking to borrow a router. He didn't answer, but no worries he lives near by. I'll just stop by and grab it. I pull up to his house and start heading down the driveway. He has a long country driveway so it's a few seconds before I see my car (I drive a company vehicle during the day) already there.
My heart began to sink, but they are friends, and business partners, maybe it's nothing. I got out of my van and look up to see the other guy shirtless in his bedroom.
At this point my heart is down on my stomach and I am visibly shaking. I go in and immediately head upstairs. He is alone, now clothed. I say, "I came to borrow the router, also have you seen my wife? The car is here." He then proceeds to give the worst improv I've ever heard. "Huh? No, she was here at some point though." Whatever, I knew she was there I just wanted him to admit it.
I go down, take the router, and head back to the van where I finally encounter my wife topless trying to sneak around the side of his house.
And now here I am.

- RoycAndrews