7 Heartbreaking Ways People Found Out They Were Being Cheated On

Emily Maggrett

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Cheating: It's every couple's worst nightmare. Despite the pain it causes, statistics show that people in every age group cheat on their spouses. The Globe and Mail reports that 63% of men and 45% of women have been unfaithful at least once, according to a 2004 international study. And men aren't the only gender cheating — according to a 2009 study by the Kinsey Institute, men and women cheat at roughly the same rates. Makes you think differently about all those "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus" stereotypes, doesn't it?

We're joking around, but in all seriousness, cheating really hurts. No matter how damaged your relationship is, the shock of finding out that your partner has been unfaithful feels like a slap in the face. The following true stories come from people who've gone through relationship hell. You'll hear from a hardworking wife with a cruel, unemployed husband; a good-natured young guy with a very untrustworthy friend; a woman who got stalked by her husband's mistress; and others! 

If you're curious about how it really feels to find out you're being cheated on (or if you're thinking about cheating yourself), please read these stories first! 

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