A woman recounted a surprising tale on Reddit that left many astonished. She detailed her seven-year marriage, expressing unwavering trust in her husband until an unexpected discovery raised doubts. Married for four years, they joked about still being in the “honeymoon phase” even with two kids. The revelation occurred when she found a tampon in his car, causing suspicion due to her IUD that had halted her periods for a year.
She wrote, “When buckling our daughter into her car seat, I noticed something slotted between the cushions. I pulled it out and saw that it was a tampon. This wouldn’t have been so unusual had I not had an IUD that has stopped my period for the past year, and I didn’t even recognize the wrapper style.”
Discussing it with her husband, he nonchalantly attributed it to his co-worker Fiona. Despite initial doubts, she dropped the issue until weeks later when they dined with Fiona and her husband. Lingering suspicions led her to discreetly request a tampon from Fiona, confirming it matched the one found in the car. Doubts persisted, and the same scenario unfolded when she discovered a tampon in her sock drawer, unsettling her thoughts about her husband’s fidelity.
“I had sincerely wanted to believe my husband. I just couldn’t get over the way it had been tucked in the seat and how my husband had seemed not to have any regard for it whatsoever,” she explained. Her doubt brought her to the decision of faking an “emergency” during dinner, after which she asked Fiona for a tampon — and she found the match.
“This time in my sock drawer. I feel physically ill at the thought of my husband having an affair, and even more nauseated at the thought that the woman might have left these tampons out for me to find.”
“My sister was convinced it was Fiona — either having an affair with my husband, messing with me, or both.” Then she added, “My sister and I agreed that it was too soon for cameras without any other evidence, so it was just a waiting game from there.”
Despite investigating her husband’s behavior for noticeable changes, she found nothing conclusive. However, her 2-year-old falling ill led to an unsettling discovery. Coming home, she found her toddler dressed in unfamiliar attire with a clip in her hair. Confronting her husband, he denied involvement, leaving her emotionally overwhelmed.
“The toddler that I’d left that morning in an old PJ set was now dressed in an onesie I’d never seen before, with a tiny clip in her hair. I can’t say I have the sharpest memory, but I have a pretty good sense of what my kids wear on a day-to-day basis, and particularly what kinds of clothes they wear.”
An update to the story revealed a Ring notification capturing her husband, another daughter, and a young woman entering the house when they should have been elsewhere. Shockingly, the woman was her husband’s sister, living two states away with legal restrictions from approaching the kids due to severe legal issues. The sister had been secretly reconnecting with her husband, meeting at their house when the wife was at work, entering through the garage to avoid detection.
The woman expressed her disgust at the revelation, realizing that her husband’s sister was the source of the tampons, onesie, and bow. Despite it not being an affair, the situation became more disturbing as it unfolded. The sister, fresh from rehab, sought to make amends, and her husband was high on her list. They had been meeting in secret, sometimes spending the night and babysitting their girls, all concealed from the wife.
Now facing the aftermath, the woman contemplates following advice from commenters to involve law enforcement and a lawyer, grappling with the shattered trust in her husband.