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I Broke up with My Fiancé — A Year Later, I Found Out He Was Truthful, and Everyone Else Lied, So I Took My Revenge

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Jun 20, 2024
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A year after breaking off her engagement with Stan due to her family's shocking accusations, Emily discovered a devastating family secret that unraveled everything she thought she knew. Determined to right the wrongs, she reached out to Stan, uncovering a truth that would change their lives forever.

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A year ago, I was about to marry my fiancé, Stan. We were so happy, planning our future together. But then everything fell apart.

One evening, my sister, Jenny, came to me looking serious. "I need to tell you something," she said, her voice trembling. "Stan tried to kiss me."

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Nervous Jenny | Source: Midjourney

I was stunned. "What? That can't be true," I replied, feeling my heart pound in my chest.

"I'm sorry, but it happened," she insisted, tears welling up in her eyes. "He flirted with me and then tried to kiss me."

I didn't know what to think. My parents and brother, Mike, backed her up. "We saw it," Dad said firmly. "We kicked him out right after it happened."

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Concerned man | Source: Pexels

"Stan's not who you think he is," Mom added, shaking her head. "You deserve better."

I was confused and hurt. This didn't sound like the Stan I knew. When I confronted him, he was shocked.

"I didn't do anything!" Stan exclaimed, his face red with anger. "They're lying! Why would I do that to you?"

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Shocked man | Source: Pexels

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"They all saw it," I said, feeling tears stream down my face. "I don't know who to believe."

"Believe me," he pleaded, grabbing my hands. "I love you. I would never hurt you."

But the doubt was too strong. My family’s words echoed in my mind. I broke up with him, and it was heart-wrenching. Stan begged me to believe him, tearing up and nearly punching the wall before leaving angrily. At the time, I was grossed out and felt super conflicted.

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Sad Emily | Source: Midjourney

Months passed, and the pain lingered. One day, Mike came to see me. He looked uneasy, avoiding my eyes. "I need to tell you something," he said.

"What is it?" I asked, bracing myself.

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"That stuff about Stan... it wasn't true," he confessed, looking guilty. "We made it up."

I stared at him, shocked. "Why would you do that?" I demanded.

Remorseful Mike | Source: Midjourney

Remorseful Mike | Source: Midjourney

"It was Dad," Mike explained, sighing. "He had an affair with Stan’s mom a long time ago. He thought Stan might be his son. He didn't want anyone to find out, so he told us to make you break up with him."

I felt a mix of anger and betrayal. "You all lied to me? To protect Dad's secret?"

Mike nodded, looking ashamed. "I'm sorry. I wanted to tell you sooner, but Dad made us promise."

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Sad Mike | Source: Midjourney

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I felt a surge of anger. "I need to talk to Stan," I said, grabbing my phone. "I need to fix this."

I decided to write him a letter, hoping he would read it and understand. I poured my heart into it, explaining everything Mike had told me. I apologized for not believing him and for the pain he must have endured.

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Letter | Source: Pexels

Dear Stan,

I owe you an apology. I found out the truth about why we broke up. It was all a lie to protect a family secret. I am so sorry for not believing you. Please, can we meet and talk?

I still love you.

I mailed the letter, hoping he would read it and give me a chance to explain. Days passed, and I anxiously waited for a response. And then finally, a letter arrived from Stan.

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Writing a letter | Source: Pexels

"I was hurt, and I'm still angry," he wrote. "But I want to hear you out. Let's meet and talk."

We met at a quiet café, and seeing him again brought back a flood of memories. I told him everything, from Mike’s confession to my family's lies. Stan listened, his face a mix of emotions.

"I can't believe they did that," he said, shaking his head. "But I'm glad you told me the truth."

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Sad man | Source: Pexels

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"I want to make things right," I said, reaching out to him. "I want us to be together again."

"It's going to take time," he replied, squeezing my hand. "But I’m willing to try."

We decided to take a sibling DNA test to confirm whether or not Stan was my half-brother. The waiting period was nerve-wracking, but we faced it together, trying to rebuild the trust that had been shattered.

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Lab testing | Source: Pexels

The DNA test results came back negative. Stan wasn’t my half-brother, and the weight that had been crushing us both lifted instantly. We sat together in his living room, relief washing over us.

"I'm so glad," I said, tears streaming down my face.

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Stan hugged me tightly. "We can finally move on," he whispered.

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Stan hugs Emily | Source: Midjourney

Rebuilding our trust and love was slow but steady. We spent more time together, talking about our hopes and dreams. We went on dates, laughed at old jokes, and slowly began to feel like ourselves again. The wounds were healing.

One evening, as we walked through the park, Stan turned to me. "Emily, I love you. Despite everything, I want us to be together forever. Will you marry me?"

My heart swelled with joy. "Yes, Stan, I will," I replied, tears of happiness in my eyes.

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Marriage proposal | Source: Pexels

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Planning the wedding was bittersweet. I knew I couldn’t invite my parents or sister. Their betrayal had cut too deep. Stan supported my decision. "This day is about us," he said. "We don’t need their negativity."

We chose a beautiful, small venue by the lake. My brother, Mike, was the only family member I invited. He had come clean about the lie, and I appreciated his courage. He even offered to walk me down the aisle, which I gratefully accepted.

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Rustic wedding venue | Source: Pexels

The wedding day arrived, and it was perfect. The sun was shining, and a gentle breeze blew through the trees. As I walked down the aisle with Mike by my side, I felt a sense of peace. This was the start of our new life together, free from the shadows of the past.

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Stan stood at the altar, his eyes filled with love and promise. "I can’t believe we made it here," he said, smiling as I reached him.

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Newlyweds kissing | Source: Pexels

"We did," I replied, my voice trembling with emotion. "And I’m so glad."

Our vows were heartfelt and sincere. We promised to love and support each other, to be honest, and to always believe in our bond. As we exchanged rings, I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude for this second chance.

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After the ceremony, we celebrated with our closest friends and a few supportive relatives. The joy was infectious, and everyone could see how deeply in love we were. The night ended with a beautiful fireworks display over the lake, symbolizing the bright future ahead.

Cutting ties with my parents and sister was difficult but necessary. Their betrayal had been unforgivable, and I needed to protect my happiness. I sent them a letter explaining my decision, wishing them well but making it clear that I could no longer have them in my life.

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Letter writing | Source: Pexels

Mike and I remained close. He had proven his loyalty by telling the truth, and our relationship grew stronger. He was genuinely happy for Stan and me, and I valued his support.

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As Stan and I settled into our new life, I reflected on everything we had been through. The lies, the heartbreak, the revelation of the truth – it had all led us to this moment. Our love had been tested, and we had come out stronger on the other side.

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Happy couple | Source: Unsplash

Our new beginning was filled with hope and promise. We bought a cozy house near the lake, where we planned to build our future. We talked about starting a family and creating new memories that would overshadow the painful past.

Looking back, I realized that trust and love are the foundation of any strong relationship. My family’s betrayal had taught me the importance of honesty and the destructive power of lies. But it had also shown me the strength of true love and the possibility of redemption.

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Hopeful Emily | Source: Midjourney

Stan and I faced the future with confidence, knowing that we could overcome any obstacle as long as we had each other. Our journey had been difficult, but it had ultimately brought us closer together, and for that, I was forever grateful.

Enjoyed the read? Here's another story about a man who humiliates his wife on her birthday, only to face the blunt knife of revenge.

My Husband Yelled at My Birthday Party That I Was Too Old to Want — My Friend Took Revenge on My Behalf

Emma's 57th birthday party takes a disastrous turn when her husband, Mike, publicly mocks her age. Tension flares when her best friend stands up for Emma, revealing a secret that leaves all the guests, and Emma, reeling in shock.

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Yesterday was my fifty-seventh birthday, and despite what anyone might think, I'm loving this age. I know who I am, I've got nothing to prove, and I'm proud of every gray hair and wrinkle.

If my husband, Mike, felt the same way, then it could've prevented a lot of heartache.

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Stylish mature woman | Source: Pexels

Mike's been on this kick lately where he mocks my age every chance he gets. It's like he thinks he's some kind of stand-up comedian.

"Oh, Emma, did you forget your dentures?" he'll say, followed by his annoying laugh. Yeah, real original, Mike.

Want to know how the friend took revenge on Emma's behalf? Click here to find out!

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This work is inspired by real events and people, but it has been fictionalized for creative purposes. Names, characters, and details have been changed to protect privacy and enhance the narrative. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental and not intended by the author.

The author and publisher make no claims to the accuracy of events or the portrayal of characters and are not liable for any misinterpretation. This story is provided "as is," and any opinions expressed are those of the characters and do not reflect the views of the author or publisher.

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