In what could be a story for an episode of “Cheaters,” meet Susan and Collin (we changed the name for privacy). On what was supposed to be the happiest day in her life, Susan was about to get the worse news at the worst time possible. It seems her all-to-perfect fiancé had a skeleton in his closet that was about to be exposed.
Let’s start with some context, shall we? Susan and Collin were the couple who made sure they had their wedding planned out to perfection. They even made a deal to not talk to one another until they met on the altar. One thing about Susan is when she makes a rule for herself – she stands by it.
The Big Day had finally arrived, and everything was clicking like a well-oiled machine. Susan was all smiles, just thinking about spending the rest of her life with her best friend, and love of her life, Collin. All of Susan’s friends were already married and were on-hand to support the blushing bride with funny stories about married life. For a while, it was all fun n’ games until one friend started being extra and told Susan about all the changes that happen after marriage. Unable to shake off the new feelings of doubt about this life-changing decision, she was minutes away from making. Susan’s anxiety was getting the best of her, so she got up and left without bringing attention to herself. But somebody did notice – Kim, her bestie since they were kids knew something was wrong. She had to think fast. While the rest of the bridal party was still in shock from the sudden change of mood in the room, Kim announced she would be, “right back,” and ran out of the room. Kim returns with the bride’s phone and hands it to Susan. Susan looked at her best friendin her eyes and knew exactly what needed to happen – time to break a rule.
When Collin saw Susan’s name on his caller ID, he didn’t hesitate to answer the phone. Susan explained that was she getting cold feet and wanted to make sure they were making the right decision. Collin reassures her that he’snever loved anyone as much as her. The last six years with her has been a gift, and he can’t wait to spend the rest of his life, making her happy. Susan feels better. All she needed was Collin to make her feel like everything will bealright.
Things are about to go left in one-two-three – while Susan was recovering from her near melt-down, she didn’t notice all the missed messages on her phone. Finally, something told her to check her phone. She read the first message, and the tears streamed down from her eyes. She quickly got up and ran back to the bathroom. Each word she read shook her world. It was all crumbling before her eyes. She threw her phone in disgust – the noise causesher friends to check on her.
Inside the bathroom, something unexpected was happening – Susan felt oddly encouraged. She strapped on her high heels, picked up her cracked but still working phone and walked out of the bathroom like she was listening to Beyonce’s Lemonade album.
Susan mustered up all the strength she could to keep up the facade of happiness. All the while keeping the worse thing she could think of to happen to her on this day. The texts that Susan received were from a girl who was having an affair with Collin – apparently, this has been going on for months. Well, Susan wasn’t about to let Collin and his hussy mess up her special day.The closer she got to that altar – seeing Collin’s lying ass up there -the more she began to shake and second-guess herself, but once she was up there, face-to-face with Collin, Susan knew she would regret it if she didn’t go through with her secret plan.
Collin instantly picked up on Susan’s new vibe. Susan could see the fear in his eyes. She got ready, set, and went off. Determined to reveal what kind of man she almost married, she got her voice steady and started to read all the texts between Collin and his side-chick. Like, “This weekend. You and I. It is on hot stuff. Bring your A game. Your body is f****** incredible. And s*** do you know how to use it. I wish my GF had half the skills you do.
Susan continued to read through them all. Collin finally had enough and bolted out the church, followed closely by his best man. That would be the last time Susan saw Collin again. Instead of wasting all that food and drinks, Susan told everybody to celebrate, love, and honesty.
Since that day, Susan has channeled her inner strength and spends more time making herself happy. Sure, she still has faith that true love exists, but now she’s wiser and more intuitive about people’s actions.