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There are two ways to stab someone in the back: physically and metaphorically. Sometimes it’s hard to tell which one hurts more. These Redditors know that better than anyone and joined together to share their stories of the people who stabbed them in the back and what it taught them.
I made plans to go see a movie with my friends for my 16th birthday and planned it weeks in advance. Everybody bailed the day before/of, but I decided to still go see the movie. Ran into my whole group of friends leaving the movie theater while buying popcorn.
I dated this girl for three years and loved her, then she broke up with me for the dumbest reasons. I was pretty hurt and my best friend of 14 years goes to her side and didn’t ask me how I was at all.
They ended up talking and are now currently dating, and I haven’t talked to him since. Everything works out in the end because I found an even better girl, so it’s all good now. Still won’t talk to my friend though.
My best friend stopped talking to me after my dad passed. He took the whole friend group with him. Apparently I was “too emotional.” I was 13. Having my entire friend group walk away from me when I was in such a bad place stuck with me forever.
I asked my friends if they wanted to live together in college. Then one of them asked another person in our friend group if he wanted to join in as well. Then they asked another…and another. And then once there were too many people for one apartment, they dropped me out of it. I'm no longer “friends” with them.
It was kind of a wake-up call though. It really taught me not to put others on a pedestal and respect myself more and has since led to me developing far more healthy relationships that bring me a lot of happiness. I would rather live alone than with people who don't care for me anyway.
My mate from school decided he liked my girlfriend. Her phone went off while it was sitting in front of me and I noticed it was from him so I glanced at the message. ”I’m so in love with you too, I just don’t know what to tell him but I guess it’s his problem, not ours babe.”
I was bullied by everyone at elementary school. Because my friend would be bullied too when they hung out with me at school, we only played outside of school. One day a popular kid asked to play with me during recess. “You’re not as bad as ‘friend’ said you are.” And that’s how I learned why I was bullied.
I had one “friend” who would steal from friends pretty regularly. One time I had a small social gathering (six or seven people) and my new smartphone went missing. Jerk helps me look for the phone in my house for over an hour, later on, I see my phone in his room on his desk.
I just took it back, no words were exchanged. I just stopped talking to him altogether after that. Later, he was at a mutual friend’s party. Her 80gb iPod goes missing. Me and some other friends were suspicious that it was him.
So the next day we called up the local pawn shop and described the iPod. Pawnshop guy said he got one that day. It was under the jerk’s name. We approached the jerk and told him we knew. He tried to deny it, but we managed to shame him into admitting it.
Been very good friends for over two years. Their roommate moved out and they asked me if I want to move into their spare room. I was very happy to live with my good friends and I did everything I could to be the best roommate possible. After three weeks they found another source of income and kicked me out.
First, they offered to help me find another accommodation but the next day they changed their mind and just told me to leave by the end of the month (it was seven days until the end of the month). They didn’t speak to me ever again. I have no idea why...
In high school, I was in love with one of my best friends (I’ll call her Jackie). Jackie and I dated a little bit then right before prom I found out she was with my other best friend (I’ll call him Sam). Turned out they were going to prom together.
I confronted him about it and he spread rumors around the school that I smacked Jackie around and emotionally abused her. I found this out when I arrived at the prom and had a mob of people drag me behind the hotel and beat me up.
Nobody ever believed that they lied so I joined the Navy to getaway instead of going to the college I had planned on attending with my friends. To this day their lies have followed me around and I will never forget the betrayal.
I saw someone giving me a hug and told everyone I was cheating on my fiancé. Our wedding was to be at the “cheater’s” house and the backlash was devastating. We canceled the wedding and got married at the courthouse. My relationship with both of them has changed forever
A “quiet” girl I made “friends” with would only sit with me in class just so she could go snitch about me to my ex-friends. She would literally sit next to me for one or two classes (randomly) then go sit with them (later).
I called her out on it after she came to sit next to me and told her, “Why do you even bother sitting with me when we both know you’re just trying to get stuff to talk about me with them? When I come back from the bathroom you better go sit somewhere else.”
Brought a friend into a company based on my backing him because he had zero verifiable work experience. He ended up going around making up stuff about me to my boss, got the position I was supposed to get as a supervisor, and ended up getting me fired from the job I got him in the first place.
We (my husband and I) had a friend who we helped get back on his feet. Paid off some tickets he had. Got his license reinstated. Hooked him up with a solid connection for a reasonable, well-running car to replace his beater…AND gave him a place to live and a job (automotive repair).
He decided it was a better choice to tell all our customers we were overcharging them (spoiler: we weren’t) and he’d do the jobs cheaper if they’d bring it to him at his house (This was a short time after he moved out of our house, after never repaying anything he owed us. Not that we’d asked). Broke my heart…
As roommates in college we purchased furniture and electronics for the house, the agreement is that when we graduated and moved out that one would buy the other out. The day comes when my roommate begins packing up for his new job in another city.
I say my goodbyes and head to work for the day. I return eight hours later to an empty house. The jerk took everything he could. I never pressed charges because I had no poof but I will surely never forgive him.
Had a good bud of mine who’s the godfather of my son, living with me and my wife. I travel a lot for work and was out of the country for about six months in the Middle East. I came back and found out she was pregnant with twins, and that they weren’t mine.
Stole my fiancé from me, just married her using the ring that YOURS TRULY bought. Profile pictures now feature her holding her hand up with that ring and everyone is pretending he bought it for her. The cheek of that person to take the ring! I'm still shocked...
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