Typically, mobile phones come with cameras now, so sending photos to your loved ones in real-time is easy. You can snap a photo and then send it to your friends whenever you want through messaging apps like Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and more! You should be careful about what you send, though… Just take a look at this Portuguese couple who used to send messages to each other daily. The man was shocked, even though it seemed innocent enough when she sent him a particular photo. To say that this led to the end of their marriage is not even a stretch. What did he see exactly?
She Was Gorgeous But Shy
Iris was the wife’s name in the story. Most people agreed that she was a beautiful woman who tended to attract a great deal of attention from men. She was a naturally shy and timid individual, despite her good looks and charms. The ones who told her to use a dating app were her friends!
Swiping Left And Right
We are sure you’ve heard about Tinder, Bumble, and other popular apps for dating. In this day and age, these things have vastly changed the dating scene. Iris had created a profile, but she was upset about the way they treated her. Her luck, however, turned when she matched up with a man named Thomas.
Meeting In Person
They decided to finally meet up after speaking to each other. Through their conversations online, they got to know each other, but they knew that real life’s connection might not translate well. Things went well while they were feeling nervous. They both went to a bar and had a wonderful time together!
They Hit It Off
They could both tell after the first date that they were right for each other. Their common interests enabled them to have conversations that were seamless and enjoyable. They kept on going out with each other. They decided to make things official by the end of their fifth date and altered their status to “in a relationship.”
Going On A Surprise Trip
In love with her, Thomas was head over heels. He planned a great trip for the two of them a few months into their relationship, as a matter of fact. Iris didn’t know he had something up his sleeve. She was, at any rate, more than happy to go away with him!
Asking Her To Marry Him
When they went on this trip together, the relationship was still fairly new. But Thomas was already aware even then that he wanted to be with her. On this trip, what did he plan to do? You would hit it right in the nail if you guessed that he would propose to her.
She Said Yes
What did Iris think about his proposal? She could not deny that she was also in love with him, even though things were moving along quickly. She told him, in the end, ”Yes!” It is difficult to believe that this only took place two months after they started going out. She had just dated around before that.
They Did Not Waste Time
Thomas and Iris quickly got married. Because they were not interested in a big celebration, neither of them was a problem. Once the knot was tied, it was time to begin a new chapter in their lives. They both began to live under the same roof as their husband and his wife.
The Honeymoon Phase
Like most marriages, in the beginning, they were in bliss. They remained kind to each other, and together they took a lot of weekend trips. During the honeymoon phase, both Iris and Thomas were delighted. When something new came up at his work, however, things changed for the couple. What has occurred?
Too Good To Be True
People thought that the perfect couple had been made. Thomas was good-looking and ambitious. It made sense that he was as gorgeous and sweet as Iris with somebody. But, as we all know, things usually only look good when you look outside. The truth was, for them, life was not perfect.
The Next Step
The couple decided to purchase a house together once they reached the sixth month of their marriage! It didn’t take them long before the perfect home was found. They abandoned their flat, got a mortgage, and bought their very own property. This has been a huge undertaking in which they have taken pride.
A Bad Day For Him
For the couple, it felt like everything was going very well. Unfortunately, when his company got into a bad spot financially, things changed. The company was struggling and had to lay off individuals. As part of a cost-cutting measure, Thomas was let go. This had great repercussions for the couple, of course.
Worrying About Their Finances
Thomas, now unemployed, couldn’t offer his wife the stable income he used to earn. This was not, as you can imagine, easy for the two of them. The arguments between the two of them occurred more often as the situation got worse. Their financial difficulties put a strain on their partnership.
Looking For A Job
Thomas knew that, as soon as possible, he had to look for a new job. It was not like there was any other option for them. He applied for different positions and hoped that a way to save their marriage could be found. Fortunately, he found work in the insurance sector. In his mind, as soon as he was employed again, things would return to normal
A Lot Of Business Trips
Iris did not see him very often once he started working again. He was an insurance agent, so he was on the road to work all the time. There was a lot of time they had to spend away from each other. There was a silver lining to this back then, however. In his job, Thomas was excellent, which meant he made a lot of money.
Only On The Weekend
However, he did not like the fact that his job made it hard to spend time with his wife. When he had to leave, Thomas was always consumed by culpability. In those days, husband and wife only had to spend some time on the weekends together. How have the two of them handled this scenario?
She Was A Supportive Wife
Thomas was grateful, on the bright side, that he had such a supportive wife. Even when they could not be together physically, Iris was always there to give them love and support. On the other hand, with his earnings, he made sure to give her the best possible life he could.
Too Much For Him
One day, Thomas made up his mind while he was sitting in his hotel room alone. A message was sent by his wife that made him tear up. This was when he decided that he would let his job go. He was no longer able to bear spending that much time away from the woman he loved.
It Was The Last Straw
Whenever he had to go on a business trip, they often fought. Iris also had her limits, even though she was a supportive wife. Whenever he had to leave, it was also very difficult for her to be on her own. But in a surprising way, the end of their relationship began. Something had to do with a photo she sent him…
Not A Problem For Him
Thomas was aware that in his job, he was excellent. To ensure his success in the field, he had the qualifications and background. This was the same thing that made him feel good about seeking a new job, something that would allow him to stay at home. He was thrilled to share the news with Iris!
Keeping In Touch
He and Iris stayed in touch every time Thomas had to leave for work, as much as they could. It was possible for them to speak about their day and plan their weekends, thanks to messaging apps. They would even exchange photos during their free time. One photo, however, took him by complete surprise.
How He Likes To Unwind
On certain days, Thomas liked going to a bar after work. He liked to kick back like most people and just enjoy some drinks. It was his way of dealing with the hardship of being away from his wife. There were times when he’d meet interesting people and also have interesting conversations…
It Was Nothing Serious
When was he planning on telling her the big news? He decided that, once he got home, he was going to do it. He had met someone at a bar a couple of days before. He really found the woman in question fascinating. His boss had the tab, so Thomas invited her over for drinks.
He Was A Faithful Husband
He enjoyed the conversation he had with her, really. The woman even went to her room as far as to invite him! He did not forget, however, that he was a married man and declined the bid. His love for Iris caused him to turn down all and every temptation. He was devoted, as you can see, to his wife.
The Photo That Changed It All
On Thursday night, things changed. As usual, they had been texting each other. For the coming week, Thomas and Iris talked about their plans. He could not wait for her to finally share the news! Unfortunately, he was totally blindsided by the turn of events. It began when a photo was sent by Iris.
Not The Worst Part
It was a fairly ordinary photo showing her resting on a sofa. He smiled, reminding himself he was a man of luck. He soon realized, however, that it had been taken inside a bar. That was also not the worst part of it. Anger overtook his body when he noticed a strange yet subtle detail.
A Simple But Telling Detail
If you did not take a good look at the edge of the photo, you would have missed it. In the photo, Iris seemed fairly relaxed, but there was something she missed. She would probably not have sent it to her husband if she had noticed it! As soon as he spotted it, Thomas felt sick to his stomach.
Living A Double Life
What did he notice in the photo exactly? She was not wearing a wedding ring, for one thing, but a different one. Thomas was a clever guy who knew she was hiding the paler skin on his finger. It was clear to him from this small detail that she was leading a double life!
It Changed Everything For Them
For Thomas, it was a very strange experience. Just seconds before that, the two of them were enjoying a lovely conversation and sending each other photos. It felt like those things did not mean anything once he noticed this detail. His confidence in her shot down to zero as soon as he saw the photo.
She Was Cheating On Him
This was how he discovered that his wife had a double life hidden from him. Fair enough, anybody in her shoes would have gotten lonely. This was not an excuse, however, for betraying his confidence. She was pretty good at hiding secrets, but it wasn’t Thomas who was going to take this lie down.
Unable To Forgive Her
Thomas was, as you can imagine, reeling from the shock of betrayal. He wasn’t even able to think of forgiving Iris for what she did. He decided to file for divorce instead. However, none of this has been easy for him. We can totally understand why, after the discovery, he was very depressed.
Trying To Forget Her
Nothing had to be done but to keep moving forward. He went on a trip to a different city a few months after the divorce was finalized. His objective was to forget what had happened. Once again, he found himself in a bar, but was shocked as he looked up from his phone.
He Needed This
When he was selecting the destination, Thomas was cautious. He wanted a place that wasn’t going to remind him of Iris. It was out of the question to go somewhere they’d visited in the past together. Part of his objective was also to be on his own. He ultimately discovered something that suited his criteria.
The Arrival Of Angel
Thomas was shocked at the bar when he saw a woman just passing through the door. It was somebody that he knew! Angel, who was a childhood friend of his, was her. For years, he had not seen her. The whole thing felt very serendipitous, and right away, he approached her. Did she acknowledge him?
His First Time There
In that place, it was his first time. He was delighted with how beautiful and vibrant it was at night, even though the days had been gloomy. Not once did he think he was going to bump into a high school friend there. This was the perfect opportunity to reconnect with his old pal, he decided.
Blast From The Past
The truth was that when they were in high school they had been lovers. When her family had to move abroad, things came to an end. He did not think about Angel when he met Iris. Things were different, now that he was once again single. He was surprised that, at the sight of her, his heart still beat faster.
He Followed His Gut
He chose to go along with his instincts. To say hello, Thomas came up to Angel. She was, to his delight, also on her own. This made talking easier for the two of them. He was happy to hear, too, that she didn’t forget him either! As a matter of fact, when she saw him, her face lit up.
An Amazing Conversation
Thomas was told by Angel that she had just finished work and wanted a drink. The two of them had the opportunity to talk about the past few years with each other. She was amazed to hear that he was getting married and divorced. In fact, since the last time they saw each other, a lot of things have changed.
They Lost Track Of Time
Talking about the good old days was fun. This enabled Thomas to forget the last few months. They had so much to tell each other that they didn’t realize that the bar was already shutting down. Now what? Was it time for them to say goodbye once more to each other?
A New Beginning
When Angel asked him a fairly loaded question, Thomas was surprised. She asked if he wanted to drop in for another round of drinks at her home. They walked to her place, and he agreed. Neither of them was able to believe they had a second chance. For both of them, it marked the start of a new chapter!
A Modern Love Story
There is no way we can deny that, due to social media, our personal lives have changed. It can still have enormous consequences, even though our online activity takes place on the internet. You should be careful about what you post online at all times. We doubt that you want to follow in this couple’s footsteps.
A Date At The Beach
When she was in college, Naya Stephenson started going out with a guy she had just met. It didn’t take them long to fall in love with one another! They decided to have a picnic some months into the relationship. She took to Twitter to say, ”In July, I can’t wait to meet my boyfriend.”
No One Saw It Coming
You would assume that all was going well for them if you checked out her social media account. This was not, unfortunately, the truth at all. Can you believe that the couple broke up only a day after taking them, actually? As you can see, based on things you see on social media, it is impossible to tell the truth.
She Was A Good Sport
It is not easy to admit that you broke up just a day after posting photos of yourself, we are sure. Naya wanted, however, to share the tale with her followers! It is neat that instead of feeling embarrassed about it, she could laugh at herself. We don’t know, honestly, whether we could have done the same thing!
How People Reacted
If you assumed that people were calling her a hypocrite and bashing her for it, you were wrong. This was not at all the case! The individuals who saw the post even expressed their support for her. They were impressed by how transparent on social media she was. Let us hear more about what was going on with her…
The Reason Behind The Split
Exactly what led to the breakup anyway? The young lady said when Naya spoke to metro.co.uk that when it came to racism and policing, she and her boyfriend were not on the same page. They had ‘long’ conversations about it, but in the end, they realized that their opinions were just too different.
It’s better for her to hear it. Here was what Naya said in the interview in question: “As a non-black person of colour, I did not always trust his perspective on these issues, although I realize I should have tried more.” Our dissatisfaction with this bothered me, and caused me to doubt him subconsciously.
He Called It Quits
For them, this was not easy. Trust is an important element of a relationship, after all. She explained, “He broke up with me because he felt that we wouldn’t ever get out of the pattern of me ‘doubting his politics,’ and though I’d made better efforts to trust him, he didn’t think it was enough.”
They Are Still Friends
It wasn’t a bad breakup, fortunately. Actually, they’re still friends! “He thinks it’s really funny, and he’s glad people are supporting me. It’s almost like we didn’t break up. He still tells me he loves me, texts me all the time, etc. ‘If he’s reading this, I want him to know that we could work things out,” Naya shared.