A woman recently proved the age-old adage of ‘hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’ by carving “adulterer” on her cheating husband’s gravestone. The matter came to the fore thanks to a subreddit called ‘Am I the a**hole’, where a man told about her mother ‘s action and the fact that he is not thinking of having the gravestone repaired or removed.
The son of the woman took to Reddit and explained how his parents had a bitter marital life towards the end of his father’s life. He also narrated how his father had been having a long-running affair with another one of his married co-workers, and had also gotten the woman pregnant. He explained that although his parents were legally married, his father had moved away and had started a new life with his new partner.
The devastating story takes a turn when the Reddit user shared how his mother went ahead and took a revenge on her cheating husband after his passing. “Well, my mom was hurt and petty and marked his gravestone as “In loving memory of John Doe, son, husband, father and adulterer,” the Reddit user wrote.
Many social media users on Reddit applauded his mother’s actions, and claimed that he is not in the wrong to not want to repair the gravestone.
The Facts of the Matter
To be cheated on is perhaps one of the most agonizing experiences a person can have. While some may react in the moment, others take their fair share of time to express their anger and resentment.
In a recent Reddit thread, a son defended his mother for carving the word ‘Adulterer’ on her cheating husband’s gravestone. The son had recently taken to popular Reddit thread ‘Am I the A**hole’, where he questioned whether he is in the wrong to not want the gravestone be repaired or changed.
The Story of Long Running Affair
“My father and mother had a very bitter marriage towards the end of his life, he had a long running affair with another married co-worker and got her pregnant before he passed. He was planning to leave mom, skip the country and move to Canada to start a new life with her. They had a house picked out and all,” the man wrote, elaborating on his mother’s turbulent marital life.
“They were still happily married”
He went on to write that his father moved out and started living with his co-worker with whom he was having an affair with and died on one day. “Divorce papers were never filed, no legal separation. They were in the process of moving all things legal. But on paper, they were still happily married,” he added.
“Son, husband, father and adulterer”
The plot thickened as the man went on to explain that after his father’s marriage, his mother carved the word ‘adulterer’ on her husband’s gravestone. “Well, my mom was hurt and petty and marked his gravestone as “In loving memory of John Doe, son, husband, father and adulterer.”,” he wrote.
The son of the cheated mother also wrote that he was fine by his mother’s decision and since it was his mother’s plot, he wouldn’t be able to do much about it.
“Want to be mom’s friend”: Reddit Approves
Many users on Reddit shared the man’s woes and others appreciated his mother for taking the drastic step towards catharsis. “NTA your moms a straight bad ass though 😂,” a Reddit user wrote. “NTA – it’s not yours, it’s your mom’s to deal with. She’s given her answer on the matter, so it’s closed,” another user wrote.
“I want to be your mom’s friend. This is great,” another Reddit user chimed.