Mobile phones typically come with cameras now, so it is easy to send photos to your loved ones in real time. You can snap a photo and then send it to your pals through messaging apps like Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and more whenever you want! However, you should be careful about what you send… Just take a look at this couple from Portugal, who used to send each other messages on a daily basis. The man was totally surprised when she sent him a particular photo even though it seemed innocent enough. As a matter of fact, it is not even a stretch to say that this resulted in the end of their marriage. What exactly did he see?
She Was Gorgeous But Shy
Iris was the name of the wife in the story. Most people agreed that she was a gorgeous woman who tended to attract a lot of male attention. Despite her good looks and charms, she was a naturally shy and timid person. Her friends had been the ones who told her to use a dating app!
Swiping Left And Right
We are sure that you have heard of Tinder, Bumble, and other popular dating apps. These things have vastly changed the dating scene in this day and age. Iris created a profile, but she was annoyed with the way that they treated her. However, her luck turned when she matched with a guy called Thomas.
Meeting In Person
After talking to each other, they decided to finally meet up. They got to know each other through their conversations online, but they knew that the connection might not translate well in real life. While they felt nervous, things went well. The two of them went to a bar and had a great time together!
They Hit It Off
After the first date, they could both tell that they were right for each other. Their common interests made it possible for them to have seamless and enjoyable conversations. They continued to go out with each other. By the end of their fifth date, they decided to make things official and changed their statuses to “in a relationship.”
Going On A Surprise Trip
Thomas was head over heels in love with her. As a matter of fact, he planned a great trip for the two of them a few months into their relationship. Iris had no idea that he had something up his sleeve. At any rate, she was more than happy to go away with him!
Asking Her To Marry Him
The relationship was still fairly new when they went on this trip together. But even then, Thomas was already aware that he wanted to be with her. What did he plan to do on this trip? If you guessed that he was going to propose to her, you hit it right in the nail.
She Said Yes
What did Iris think of his proposal? Even though things were moving along quickly, she could not deny that she was also in love with him. In the end, she told him, “Yes!” It is hard to believe that this took place only two months after they started going out. Before this, she had just been dating around.
They Did Not Waste Time
Thomas and Iris got married quickly. This was not a problem for either of them since they were not interested in a big celebration. Once they tied the knot, it was time to start a new chapter of their lives. The two of them started to live under the same roof as husband and wife.
The Honeymoon Phase
Like most marriages, they were in bliss at the beginning. They remained kind to one another and took a lot of weekend trips together. Both Iris and Thomas had been very happy during the honeymoon phase. However, things changed for the couple when something new came up at his job. What happened?
Too Good To Be True
People thought that they made the perfect couple. Thomas was ambitious and good-looking. It made sense that he was with someone as gorgeous and sweet as Iris. But as we all know, things typically only look good when you are on the outside looking in. The truth was that life was not perfect for them.
The Next Step
Once they reached the sixth month of their marriage, the couple decided to buy a house together! It did not take them long before they found the perfect home. They ditched their apartment, got themselves a mortgage, and purchased their very own property. This was a huge undertaking they took pride in.
A Bad Day For Him
It felt like everything was going very well for the couple. Sadly, things changed when his company got into a bad place financially. The business was struggling and had to lay off people. Thomas was let go as part of a cost-cutting measure. Of course, this had great repercussions for the couple.
Worrying About Their Finances
Now unemployed, Thomas could not offer his wife the stable income that he used to. As you can imagine, this was not easy for the two of them. As the situation got worse, the arguments between the two of them occurred more often. Their financial troubles put a strain on their relationship.
Looking For A Job
Thomas knew that he had to look for a new job as soon as possible. It was not like they had any other option. He applied for various positions and hoped that he could find a way to save their marriage. Luckily, he found work in the insurance industry. In his mind, things would return to normal as soon as he was employed again.
A Lot Of Business Trips
Once he started working again, Iris did not see him very often. He was an insurance agent, so he was always on the road for work. They had to spend a lot of time away from each other. But back then, there was a silver lining to this. Thomas was excellent at his job, which meant that he made a lot of money.
Only On The Weekend
He did not like the fact that his job made it difficult to spend time with his wife, however. Thomas was always consumed by guilt when he had to leave. In those days, the husband and wife only got to spend some time together on the weekends. How did the two of them manage this situation?
She Was A Supportive Wife
On the bright side, Thomas was grateful that he had such a supportive wife. Iris was always there to give them love and support even when they could not be physically together. On the other hand, he made sure to give her the best possible life that he could with his earnings.
Too Much For Him
Thomas made up his mind one day while he was sitting alone in his hotel room. His wife sent a message that made him tear up. This was when he decided that he was going to let go of his job. He could no longer bear spending so much time away from the woman that he loved.
It Was The Last Straw
They often fought whenever he had to go on a business trip. Even though she was a supportive wife, Iris also had her limits. It was also very hard for her to be on her own whenever he had to go away. But the end of their relationship started in a surprising way. It had something to do with a photo she sent him…
Not A Problem For Him
Thomas was aware that he was excellent at his job. He had the qualifications and background to ensure his success in the field. This was the same thing that made him feel all right about looking for a new job, something that would let him stay at home. He was excited to deliver the news to Iris!
Keeping In Touch
Every time that Thomas had to leave for work, he and Iris stayed in touch as much as they could. Thanks to messaging apps, it was possible for them to talk about their day and plan their weekends. During his free time, they would even exchange photos. However, one photo took him by complete surprise.
How He Likes To Unwind
Thomas liked to go to a bar after work on certain days. Like most people, he liked to kick back and just enjoy some drinks. It was his way to cope with the difficulty of being away from his wife. There were times when he would encounter interesting people and have interesting conversations as well…
It Was Nothing Serious
When did he plan to tell her the big news? He decided that he was going to do it once he got home. A few days before that, he met someone at the bar. He found the woman in question really fascinating. The tab was on his boss, so Thomas invited her over for drinks.
He Was A Faithful Husband
He really enjoyed the conversation that he had with her. The woman even went as far as to invite him to her room! However, he did not forget that he was a married man and declined the offer. His love for Iris made him turn down any and all temptations. As you can see, he was devoted to his wife.
The Photo That Changed It All
Things changed on a Thursday night. They had been texting each other as usual. Thomas and Iris talked about their plans for the coming week. He could not wait to finally share the news with her! Sadly, he was completely blindsided by the turn of events. It started when Iris sent a photo.
Not The Worst Part
It was a fairly ordinary photo that showed her resting on a couch. He smiled, reminding himself that he was a lucky man. However, he soon realized that it was taken inside a bar. That was not the worst part of it either. When he noticed a strange yet subtle detail, anger overtook his body.
A Simple But Telling Detail
You would miss it if you did not take a good look at the edge of the photo. Iris seemed fairly relaxed in the photo, but there was something that she missed. If she had noticed it, she probably would not have sent it to her husband! Thomas felt sick to his stomach as soon as he spotted it.
Living A Double Life
What exactly did he notice in the photo? For one thing, she was not wearing the wedding ring but a different one. Thomas was a smart guy and figured that she was hiding the paler skin on the finger. This small detail made it clear to him that she was leading a double life!
It Changed Everything For Them
It was a very strange experience for Thomas. The two of them had been enjoying a lovely conversation and sending each other photos just seconds before that. Once he noticed this detail, it felt like those things did not mean anything. As soon as he saw the photo, his trust for her shot down to zero.
She Was Cheating On Him
This was how he found out that his wife was hiding a double life from him. Fair enough, anyone would have gotten lonely in her shoes. However, this was not an excuse for betraying his trust. She was quite good at hiding secrets, but Thomas was not going to take this lying down.
Unable To Forgive Her
As you can imagine, Thomas was reeling with the shock of the betrayal. He could not even think about forgiving Iris for what she did. Instead, he decided to file for divorce. None of this was easy for him, however. We can totally understand why he was very depressed after the discovery.
Trying To Forget Her
There was nothing to do but to keep moving forward. A couple of months after they finalized the divorce, he went on a trip to a different city. His goal was to forget about what had happened. He found himself in a bar once more but was shocked when he looked up from his phone.
He Needed This
Thomas had been careful when he was picking the destination. He wanted a place that would not remind him of Iris. It was out of the question to go somewhere that they visited together in the past. Part of his goal was to be on his own as well. In the end, he found something that suited his criteria.
The Arrival Of Angel
In the bar, Thomas was shocked when he saw a woman who just walked through the door. It was someone he knew! She was Angel, who was a childhood friend of his. He had not seen her in years. The whole thing felt very serendipitous, and he approached her right away. Did she recognize him?
His First Time There
It was his first time in that place. Even though the days had been gloomy, he was delighted by how beautiful and vibrant it was at night. Not once did he think that he was going to bump into a friend from high school there. He decided that this was the perfect opportunity to reconnect with his old pal.
Blast From The Past
The truth was that they had been lovers when they were in high school. Things came to an end when her family had to move abroad. When he met Iris, he did not think about Angel. Things were different now that he was single once more. He was surprised that his heart still beat faster at the sight of her.
He Followed His Gut
He decided to go with his instincts. Thomas came up to Angel to say hello. To his delight, she was also on her own. This made it easier for the two of them to talk. He was also happy to hear that she had not forgotten him either! As a matter of fact, her face lit up when she saw him.
An Amazing Conversation
Angel told Thomas that she just finished work and wanted a drink. The two of them got to talk to each other about the past couple of years. She was surprised to hear that he was married and got a divorce. Indeed, a lot of things had changed since the last time that they saw each other.
They Lost Track Of Time
It was fun talking about the good old days. This allowed Thomas to forget about the last couple of months. They had so much they wanted to tell each other that they did not realize the bar was already closing. What now? Was it time for them to say goodbye to each other once more?
A New Beginning
Thomas was surprised when Angel asked him a rather loaded question. She asked if he wanted to drop by her home for another round of drinks. He agreed, and they walked to her place. Neither of them could believe that they got a second chance. It marked the beginning of a new chapter for both of them!
A Modern Love Story
There is no way we can deny that our personal lives have changed because of social media. Even though our online activity takes place on the internet, it can still have huge consequences. You should always be careful about what you post online. We doubt that you want to follow in the footsteps of this couple.
A Date At The Beach
When Naya Stephenson was in college, she started going out with a guy she just met. It did not take them long before they fell in love with each other! A few months into the relationship, they decided to have a picnic. She took to Twitter to say, “I cannot wait to meet my boyfriend in July.”
No One Saw It Coming
If you checked out her social media account, you would assume that all was going well for them. Sadly, this was not the truth at all. Can you believe that the couple actually broke up only a day after taking these? As you can see, it is impossible to tell the truth based on things you see on social media.
She Was A Good Sport
We are sure that it is not easy to admit that you broke up only a day after posting photos of yourselves. However, Naya wanted to share the story with her followers! It is neat that she could laugh at herself instead of feeling embarrassed about it. Honestly, we don’t know if we could have done the same thing!
How People Reacted
You were wrong if you assumed that people called her a hypocrite and bashed her for it. This was not the case at all! The people who saw the post even expressed support for her. They were impressed by how transparent she was on social media. Let us hear more about what happened to her…
The Reason Behind The Split
What exactly led to the breakup anyway? When Naya spoke to metro.co.uk, the young lady said that she and her boyfriend were not on the same page when it came to racism and policing. They had ‘lengthy’ discussions about it, but they realized that their views were just too different in the end.
It is better to hear it from her. Here was what Naya said in the interview in question: “I didn’t always trust his perspective as a non-black person of colour on these issues, though I realize I should have tried to more. Our disagreement on this bothered me, and caused me to subconsciously doubt him.”
He Called It Quits
This was not easy for them. Trust is, after all, an important element of a relationship. 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
Fortunately, it was not a bad breakup. They are actually 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.
In The Future
It is hard to tell what the future holds. In fact, it is even possible that they eventually overcome those differences and give love another shot. Who knows? We are glad that these two young people are understanding. They remain supportive of each other even though they are no longer in a relationship.
Relationships And Social Media
A lot of new couples get giddy and announce the news on social media by updating their relationship status. But be careful – this also means letting the world know when it is over. There are times when this gets awkward. Some people would even delete photos and posts pertaining to the relationship!
A Bizarre Idea
On the other hand, some people decide to go about it in an unconventional way. Bach was a 22-year-old student at Western Michigan University. When his relationship came to an end, he and his ex wanted to honor the relationship before they parted ways. The two of them wanted a breakup photoshoot!
Both Funny And Sad
How did they come up with the idea for such a thing? When Mashable talked to Bach, the young man said that they had been joking in the beginning. However, they started to think about it some more. He said, “It ended up being really real emotions and we got kind of sad.”
The Details Of The Breakup
The two of them met when they were high school students. Bach and his ex-girlfriend spent a total of three and a half years together. They decided to go their own ways when they were both in college. The truth was that they only reunited for the photoshoot a year after they actually split up.
She Was Game
According to Bach, it was not particularly hard. It was even easier with a tripod! He messaged his ex about his crazy idea. We wonder if he was surprised to see that she was willing to do it. Regardless of the answer, we are sure that he was glad that she agreed.
His Brilliant Plan
“I had the idea of doing the same thing in the same setting, but post-relationship, in a different way,” said the young man. We all know that there are photoshoots for engagements, weddings, and other events. That was the reason he thought it would be neat to do something like that for a breakup.
It Went Viral
Once they were done with the photoshoot, Bach took to Facebook to share the photos. It did not take long before one of his pals reposted the images on Twitter. The world went crazy after hearing about the story! We are not at all surprised that it started to make rounds on the internet.
The Responses Were Hilarious
People were intrigued by the idea of a breakup photoshoot. To be fair, this was the first time that we have ever heard of something like that. As usual, netizens came up with various witty comments. Check out one such comment: “When your girlfriend comes back from the war but she’s not the same.”
Thanks To A Tweet
The photoshoot became the talk of the town on Twitter! Everyone thought that it was both funny and unique. We wonder if Bach had any idea that his idea was going to be such a big hit on the internet. Do you have an ex who would be down to do such a thing with you? Well, we sure hope so.