Amanda (52): My son’s marriage was failing and I decided to help

by Adéla Vocetková
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My son Peter was married for the second time. Things didn’t work out with his first wife, the marriage ended after four years. I remember very well how the divorce and all that got to him. Even though he was a guy like a mountain, for a while he looked like a body without a soul. That’s why I was really happy when he met Jane and things seemed really serious between them.

The article was written based on the reader’s story. The photos are for illustration purposes only and the names of the people have been changed at the request of the reader.

He confided in me that he suspected his wife was cheating on him

Two years ago, my son told me that he is afraid that his wife was cheating on him. In his words, she was acting strangely, and he felt more and more convinced that she had a lover.

At the time, I was the one who vigorously convinced him that it was just his imagination. I firmly believed that Ivana would not have been capable of such a thing at all.

Unfortunately, I was wrong about my daughter-in-law. My son’s fears were confirmed when he caught his wife in his own bedroom with a stranger.

Jane convinced him at the time that it was a mistake and that it would never happen again. My son loved her, which is why he gave her a second chance.

She did it to him again

I was convinced Ivana had learned enough from the experience. Unfortunately, once again, I was wrong about my daughter-in-law because she had a second affair.

When my son found out, he got mad. I couldn’t blame him when he started talking about divorce. I decided I couldn’t let him do it. That’s why I convinced him to give his wife one more chance for the second time.

Their marriage was on a brink of collapse

Did you think the second infidelity would be the end of it? I was sure of it. I was all the more unhappy when Jane let me down for the third time.

I was watching my son’s marriage collapse and I wanted to help him in some way. At first, though, I didn’t know what to do without making things even worse.

Finally, I had an idea that I wasn’t sure it could work. I thought it would open Jane’s eyes if she knew firsthand what it was like to have your partner stab you in the back. That’s why I encouraged my son to pay her back with her own coin.

I began to doubt my plan, but it was too late

When I gave my idea a second thought, I suddenly began to doubt it. But it was too late for me to take it back. My son had found a mistress and he wanted to treat his wife her own medicine.

Even though she cheated on him several times, he still loved her. I felt anxious when he told me over the phone what he did and that he couldn‘t wait until she finds out.

As crazy as my plan was, it worked in the end. Jane was incredibly taken aback by the infidelity on her husband’s part and felt hurt, which was exactly what I wanted to achieve. I’m now convinced she won’t even look at another man.

Author: Nicole Grease

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