He Had To Face The Music
Jake decided to take off work the next day. He spent it doing some soul searching, drinking, and figuring out what his next move should be. When his wife came home, she started asking what was wrong and if everything was ok. Jake simply said he had a bad day and she left it at that. Unconcerned with her husband, she went straight to her phone and started talking to JBC again. As it happened, Jake recalled, “[I] began a couple solid weeks of taking screenshots, drinking and detaching myself from the relationship. I knew there was no going back from this. The messages were now overtly flirtatious with my wife completely into it, and JBC was sprinkling in ‘I love you’s.'”
That was it for Jake, no more waiting around for a plan, he had to take some action. He contacted his lawyer and decided to start making moves with this issue. That’s where things started to get surreal for Jake.
He Knew Their Plans, So He Needed His Own
As Jake watched the messages, he found out that JBC was coming in town with the intentions of spending some quality time with Jake’s wife. They had a beautifully elaborate plan, they were going to stay in a nice hotel and have a wonderful weekend filled with infidelity. Through the messenger, he was able to figure just exactly where and when his wife and this man would be meeting up.
The very next day, Jake’s wife started telling him about her plans for the weekend. Except she was saying she needed a spa weekend with the girls, she said she needed to relax and have some time to herself. Jake went along with it. He said it was a great idea and that she deserved this time. They agreed that after her spa weekend, they would work on their marriage. Knowing that this was all a bunch of bull, Jake agreed with it and said he’d do whatever was necessary to get their marriage back on track. Jake’s wife was clueless to his awareness and was happy as can be thinking she had just about pulled it off. Little did she know, right after their talk, Jake went off to meet with the lawyers.
He spoke with the lawyers to draft the perfect separation agreement. It said she’d move out, only get weekend visitation, and no child support in the interim until the divorce was finalized. After meeting with the lawyers, all of his feelings toward his wife had vanished, he was officially over the emotions of betrayal. Instead, he just saw red. His anger grew into something he’d never felt before. The weeks leading up to his wife’s weekend getaway were a blur of seething anger, but he tried to keep it cool to prepare for what was coming next.
He Started Taking Care Of Business
The day finally arrived. Jake decided not to go into work so he could focus on what was at hand. He withdrew half of the money from all their joint accounts, he left her half alone, and redirected his paycheck to a new bank. He closed their money market account and got a cashiers check for her half and deposited his into his new account. He stopped by a printing shop and printed off around 75 pages of the Facebook messenger chats. He ran around finalizing the details, avoiding being at home where she was. Eventually, she left. She told him she loves him and he told her to enjoy the weekend and to have fun.
Jake waited around and by 8:30 pm, he decided it was time to go to the hotel and confront the issue head-on.