Woman Horrified by Sister-in-Law's 'Plot' to Make Her Divorce Husband

Gillian Sisley

When does the interference of in-law’s go too far?

Anyone who has in-laws will tell you that navigating this sort of relationship can be rocky at the best of times, and in some cases can be almost impossible to find a middle ground.

In the worst-case scenario, in-laws will be so toxic that they will go out of their way to try and sabotage a couple's marriage and encourage divorce to take place.

These realities were highlighted in a recent online post in which a woman believes her sister-in-law's story about her husband cheating, only to find out that it's all been a lie to force the couple to get divorced.

When does the interference of in-law’s go too far?

A Reddit post published on September 17th, reported on by Lucy Notarantonio from Newsweek, has gone viral with 7,200 upvotes and close to 1,000 comments.

The author begins her post by explaining that she's absolutely heartbroken and needs advice from online users of what to do next. The 30-year-old wife says that she was shown photos by her sister-in-law of her husband and someone else together, and after the photos surfaced she went on to demand a divorce from her husband.

But the author reveals that she thinks the affair ‘was all a lie’, and that her sister-in-law Lisa lied about it in order to hook her brother up with her best friend, Emma.

The author explains that Emma was a family friend who got married young and was in an abusive marriage. She got divorced after 10 years, and has since been living life as a single mother. Meanwhile, the author met her husband Jamie and the two of them got married after 2 years together. She claims that ‘everything in their marriage was awesome’ until the ‘affair’ was exposed.

Interfering in-laws can increase a couple's risk of divorce by 20%.

Shockingly, the author also adds that what she didn't know at the time was that her sister-in-law wanted her best friend Emma and brother to ‘get together’, so she made it her 'mission' to make her brother single again despite already being married.

Just a few months into being married, the author overheard her sister-in-law talking to someone about how the author's husband was cheating on her with a married colleague. In hindsight, the author believes that this was ‘fully staged’ because of the way it was presented, but when she confronted her sister-in-law the woman ‘pretended to be flustered and apologised and begged’ for the author to not divorce her brother or reveal where she heard this news from.

That was when the sister-in-law presented text messages and photoshopped images of the author's husband with his colleague. The author eventually confronted her husband but he wouldn't admit any sort of affair, nor would he apologise for anything. She ultimately demanded a divorce, and the paperwork is currently being filed.

But the truth eventually came out when the author discovered text messages that exposed the fact that it was all set up and a lie, and that the images were completely photoshopped.

What do you think? Should the author reveal the truth of what happened to her husband and stop the divorce from being processed? Or is the author just as much at fault as her sister-in-law for even believing that her husband cheated on her, and what's done has been done?

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