Man Finds Out His Late Wife Had Been Cheating on Him for over 30 Years, So Kids Take DNA Tests

A man opened up on Reddit after discovering that his deceased wife had been cheating on him for more than three decades. He devised a plan to take revenge on his late wife after learning of her betrayal.

The man had to wait for two weeks after his wife’s death before he could cremate her body. He needed postmortem paperwork to bury her, so he decided to sort out her belongings meanwhile.

With his son’s help, he dug through her belongings. They charged her devices to see if they still worked and then came across a stack of papers. The man took a closer look and realized they were love letters written by an unknown man.

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The Redditor with the username thewastedyears30 married his wife in 1986 after dating her for seven years. The woman belonged to a small village, so they decided to move there after getting married. He explained:

“We met at a holiday camp in Scotland in 1979.”

He worked night shifts four days a week while his wife stayed back and looked after their children. He believed he lived the perfect life with his wife until he discovered the love letters after her death.

He discovered love letters sent by a man | Source: Unsplash

The man also found text messages in her devices from the same man. He was shocked to read the messages and found it hard to believe that his wife had cheated on him.

He also discovered that the entire village knew about their affair.

OP (Original Poster) revealed that the man her wife had an affair with died seven years before her demise. He knew the man very well since he was a family friend. He often visited their house in OP’s presence and always left before OP went to work.

He read messages on his wife’s phone | Source: Unsplash

He asked his children if they had ever seen the man at home in his absence, but they denied it. He explained:

“She had been having an affair that started in the first year of the marriage.”

Their affair lasted for as long as the man lived and this infuriated OP. He also discovered that the entire village knew about their affair. 

OP felt bad after reading the messages | Source: Unsplash

After reading all the text messages and letters, OP found out that the man suspected one of their four children was his. When he told his children about it, they had divided opinions.

Two of his children said they wanted to take a DNA test, while the other two told him they were sure he was their father and refused to take the test. 

Meanwhile, the revelation of OP’s wife’s betrayal was such a huge blow on OP that he wanted to take revenge on her. He knew his wife wanted to be buried next to her parents, so he decided not to respect her wish. 

He used his contacts to execute his revenge plan | Source: Unsplash

Instead, he sent her body 300 miles away from the village and buried her in England. The villagers were furious when they saw him taking the body away.

OP didn’t care about their feelings since they never told him about his wife’s extramarital affair.  He told them they couldn’t bury her next to her parents because he owned the land, and he would never allow them to lay her to rest there even if they took the legal route. 

OP ended his post saying that he and his children took DNA tests and were waiting for the results. After reading OP’s story, other users shared their thoughts in the comments section. 

Other users shared their thoughts under OP’s post | Source: Unsplash

Dastan72 asked OP to leave the village immediately. He advised OP to sell the lands he had and move to a better place because he believed the villagers didn’t deserve to live with him, saying:

“These people didn’t realized what they have done, laughing at a wounded man.”

OP read the comment and replied that he had moved out of the village. He added that his children still visit their aunt because they were close to her. 

OP moved to another place | Source: Unsplash

PlsRfNZ said they felt terrible for OP’s children thinking they must be questioning their existence. The user asked OP to accept all of his children even if the DNA reports suggested he wasn’t the father. 

OP replied saying that two of his children’s test results had arrived and were “not looking good.” Other users asked him to explain his statement. 

Most users felt bad for OP and advised him to stay away from the villagers. However, other users advised him to consider how he would face retaliation from their side. 

The test results had arrived and OP said they were “not looking good.” | Source: Unsplash

Would you retaliate against your wife by disrespecting her last wish if you were OP?

OP believed the best way to take revenge was by disrespecting his wife’s wish to be buried beside her parents. However, some people might disagree, thinking OP’s reaction was too harsh and that he could have taken the higher road.

Do you think OP made a mistake by sharing details of his late wife’s affair with his children?

OP could have kept his wife’s affair to himself for the sake of his children’s mental peace, but that’s not the case. Do you think he was right to tell his kids the truth or should he have kept it from them?

If you enjoyed reading this story, you might like this one about a woman who kept her dying mother alive against her wishes because she wanted to settle her debt. 

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