With 5G and smartphones, sending pictures to your loved ones in real-time is quick. You can take a picture and then send it to your friends whenever you want through communication platforms such as Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and perhaps more! You should be careful of what you send, though… Just take a look at this Portuguese couple who used to send messages to each other daily. The guy was genuinely shocked, even though it seemed harmless enough when his woman sent him a picture. This became the reason for their divorce. But what did he see exactly?
She Was Gorgeous But Shy
His wife’s name is Iris. A gorgeous woman like her tends to attract a ton of male attention. Everybody can appreciate her beauty, but despite her supermodel-like appearance, she is a shy and timid person. That’s why her friends made the first move and created her profile on a dating app!
Swiping Left And Right
You have heard (and probably tried it yourself) of Tinder, Bumble and other popular dating apps. These apps have vastly changed the dating scene. Iris had built a profile, but she was angry about the way they handled her. Her luck, however, turned when she paired up with a man named Thomas.
Meeting In Person
They agreed to eventually meet up after talking for a while. Over their conversations online, they got to know each other, but they knew that the relation in real life might not translate well. Things went well though they were feeling anxious. They all went to a bar and had a nice time together!
They Hit It Off
They could both say after the first date that they were right for each other. Their mutual interests allowed them to have discussions that were smooth and enjoyable. They kept on going out with each other. They wanted to make it official by the end of their fifth date and altered their status to “in a relationship.”
Going On A Surprise Trip
In love with her, Thomas was head over heels. He planned a great trip for the two of them a few months into their relationship, as a matter of fact. Iris didn’t know he had anything up his sleeve. She was, at any rate, more than happy to go away with him!
Asking Her To Marry Him
When they went on this trip together, the relationship was still fairly fresh. But Thomas was already conscious back then that he wanted to be with her. On this tour, what did he intend to do? You hit it right in the nail if you guessed that he was going to propose to her.
She Said Yes
What was Iris thinking about his proposal? She could not deny that she was also in love with him, even though things were moving along quickly. She told him, in the end, ‘Yes! It is impossible to imagine that this just took place two months after they began going out. She had ever dated around before that.
They Did Not Waste Time
Thomas and Iris got married easily. Since they were not involved in a major celebration, this was not a concern for either of them. When the knot was tied, it was time to begin a new chapter in their lives. They also began to live under the same roof as their husband and his wife.
The Honeymoon Phase
Like most marriages, at the beginning, they were in paradise. They remained kind to each other and together they took a number of weekend trips. During the honeymoon period, both Iris and Thomas were very pleased. When something different came up at his work, however, things changed for the couple. 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
Thomas, now unemployed, couldn’t give his wife the steady salary he used to make. This was not, as you might imagine, simple for the two of them. The arguments between the two of them happened more frequently as the situation got worse. Their financial problems placed a strain on their partnership.
Looking For A Job
Thomas realized that, as soon as possible, he had to search for a new career. It was not like there was any other choice for them. He applied for different roles and hoped that a way to save their marriage could be found. Fortunately, he found jobs in the insurance business. In his mind, as soon as he was working again, things would return to normal.
A Lot Of Business Trips
Iris did not see him as much until he began working again. He was an insurance salesman, so he was on the road to work all the time. There was a lot of time they had to spend away from each other. There was a silver lining to this back then, though. In his career, Thomas was excellent, which meant he made a lot of money.
Only On The Weekend
However, he did not like the fact that his work made it hard to spend time with his mom. When he had to quit, Thomas was still overwhelmed by culpability. In those days, husband and wife just had to spend some time on the weekends together. How have the two of them treated this scenario?
She Was A Supportive Wife
Thomas was happy, on the bright side, that he had such a loving wife. And though they could not be together physically, Iris was always there to give them love and support. On the other hand, with his earnings, he made sure to give her the best possible life he could.
Too Much For Him
One day, Thomas made up his mind as he was alone in his hotel room alone. A message was sent by his wife that made him tear up. This was when he realized that he would let his work go. He was no longer able to bear spending so much time away from the woman he loved.
It Was The Last Straw
Whenever he had to go on a business trip, they always clashed. Iris still had her limits, even though she was a loving wife. Whenever he had to go, it was also very painful for her to be on her own. But in a shocking way, the end of their relationship began. Everything had to do with a picture she sent him…
Not A Problem For Him
Thomas was conscious that in his work, he was outstanding. To ensure his performance in the industry, he had the credentials and background. This was the same thing that made him feel good about finding a new career, something that would encourage him to stay at home. He was delighted to share the news with Iris!
Keeping In Touch
He and Iris kept in touch every time Thomas had to leave for work, as much as they could. It was possible for them to chat about their day and schedule their weekends, thanks to messaging apps. They would even exchange photos during their free time. One photo, however, took him by complete surprise.
How He Likes To Unwind
On some days, Thomas liked going to a bar after work. He liked to sit back like most people and just enjoy some drinks. It was his way of coping with the hardship of being away from his mom. There were moments when he’d meet interesting people and even have interesting discussions…
It Was Nothing Serious
When was he planning on telling her the big news? He decided that, once he got home, he was going to do it. He had met someone at a bar a couple of days ago. He really found the woman in question interesting. His boss had the tab, so Thomas invited her over for drinks.
He Was A Faithful Husband
He appreciated the conversation he had with her, truly. The woman even went to her room as far as to welcome him! He did not forget, however, that he was a married man and refused the offer. His passion for Iris forced him to turn down any and every temptation. He was devoted, as you can see, to his wife.
The Photo That Changed It All
On Thursday night, things changed. As normal, they had been messaging each other. For the coming week, Thomas and Iris spoke about their plans. He could not wait for her to finally share the news! Unfortunately, he was utterly blindsided by the turn of events. It began when a picture was sent by Iris.
Not The Worst Part
It was a fairly ordinary photo of her resting on a sofa. He grinned, telling himself he was a man of luck. He soon noticed, however, that it had been taken inside a pub. That was also not the worst part of it. Rage overtook his body when he found an odd but subtle detail.
A Simple But Telling Detail
If you did not take a close look at the edge of the frame, you would have missed it. In the shot, Iris seemed fairly relaxed, but there was something she missed. She would certainly not have given it to her husband if she had noticed it! As soon as he saw it, Thomas felt sick to his stomach.
Living A Double Life
What did he find in the picture exactly? She was not wearing a wedding ring, for one thing, but a different one. Thomas was a wise guy who knew she was covering the paler skin on his finger. It was obvious to him from this small information that she was living a double life!
It Changed Everything For Them
For Thomas, it was a very unusual experience. Only seconds before that, the two of them were having a lovely chat and sending each other pictures. It felt like those things did not mean anything until he found this detail. His trust in her shot down to zero as soon as he saw the photo.
She Was Cheating On Him
This was how he learned that his wife had a double life concealed from him. Fair enough, anyone in her shoes would have gotten lonely. This was not an excuse, however, for betraying his trust. She was pretty good at keeping lies, so it wasn’t Thomas who was going to take this lie down.
Unable To Forgive Her
Thomas was, as you might guess, reeling from the shock of deception. He wasn’t even able to dream about forgiving Iris for what she did. He wanted to apply for divorce instead. However, none of this has been easy for him. We can completely understand why, after the discovery, he was very sad.
Trying To Forget Her
Nothing had to be done except to keep going forward. He went on a holiday to a neighboring city a few months after the divorce was finalized. His aim was to forget what had happened. Once again, he found himself in a pub, but was surprised when he looked up from his tablet.
He Needed This
When he was choosing the destination, Thomas was cautious. He needed a spot that wasn’t going to remind him of Iris. It was out of the question to go anywhere they’d been in the past together. Part of his purpose was also to be on his own. He eventually discovered something that fit his requirements.
The Arrival Of Angel
Thomas was surprised at the bar when he saw a woman just walking through the door. It was someone that he met! Angel, who was a childhood friend of his, was her. For years, he had not seen her. The entire thing seemed very serendipitous, and right away, he approached her. Did she remember him?
His First Time There
In that spot, it was his first time. He was pleased by how beautiful and bright it was at night, even though the days had been rainy. Not once did he think he was going to bump into a high school friend there. This was the ideal chance to reconnect with his old friend, he thought.
Blast From The Past
The reality was that when they were in high school they had been lovers. When her family had to travel overseas, things came to an end. He did not think about Angel when he met Iris. Things were different, now that he was once again single. He was shocked that, at the sight of her, his heart still beat faster.
He Followed His Gut
He preferred to go along with his intuition. To say hello, Thomas came up to Angel. She was, to his pleasure, still on her own. This made conversation easier for the two of them. He was glad to learn, too, that she didn’t forget him either! As a matter of fact, when she saw him, her face lit up.
An Amazing Conversation
Thomas was told by Angel that she had just finished work and wanted a beer. The two of them had the chance to chat about the past few years with each other. She was shocked to learn that he was getting married and divorced. In reality, since the last time they saw each other, a lot of things have changed.
They Lost Track Of Time
Talking about the good old days was enjoyable. This helped Thomas to forget the last few months. They had so much to tell each other that they didn’t know that the bar was already shutting down. Now what? Is it time for them to say farewell once more to each other?
A New Beginning
When Angel asked him a fairly loaded question, Thomas was shocked. She asked if he wanted to drop in for another round of drinks at her place. They walked to her house, and he agreed. Neither of them was willing to believe they had a second chance. For both of them, it marked the start of a new chapter!
A Modern Love Story
There is no way we can argue that, thanks to social media, our personal lives have changed. It can still have tremendous implications, even if our online interaction takes place on the internet. You should be careful of what you share online at all times. We doubt that you want to join in this couple’s footsteps.
A Date At The Beach
When she was in college, Naya Stephenson started going out with a guy she had just met. It didn’t take them long to fall in love with one another! They agreed to have a picnic several months into the relationship. She took to Twitter to say, ‘In July, I can’t wait to meet my boyfriend.’
No One Saw It Coming
You would believe that all was going well for them if you checked out her social media site. This was not, unfortunately, the truth at all. Can you believe that the pair split up just a day after taking them, actually? As you can see, based on things you see on social media, it is difficult to say the truth.
She Was A Good Sport
It is not easy to admit that you broke up just a day after sharing pictures of yourself, we are sure. Naya desired, however, to share the tale with her fans! It is neat that instead of feeling guilty about it, she might laugh at herself. We don’t know, frankly, if we could have done the same thing!
How People Reacted
If you thought that people were calling her a hypocrite and bashing her for it, you were wrong. This was not at all the case! The individuals who saw the post also demonstrated their respect for her. They were struck with how honest on social media she was. Let us know more about what was going on with her…
The Reason Behind The Split
Exactly what contributed to the split anyway? The young lady said when Naya talked to metro.co.uk that when it came to racism and policing, she and her boyfriend were not on the same page. They had ‘long’ talks about it, but in the end, they realized that their perspectives were just too different.
It’s easier for her to hear it. Here was what Naya said in the interview in question: “As a non-black person of colour, I did not always trust his perspective on these issues, although I realize I should have tried more.” Our frustration with this troubled me, and caused me to question him subconsciously.
He Called It Quits
For them, this was not convenient. Trust is an essential aspect of a partnership, after all. She clarified, “He broke up with me because he felt we would never get out of my ‘doubting his politics’ pattern, and he didn’t think it was enough, even though I’d made better efforts to trust him.”
They Are Still Friends
It wasn’t a bad breakup, luckily. Actually, they’re all friends! It’s very funny, he thinks, and he’s glad people are helping me. It is almost like we haven’t broken up. “He’s always telling me that he loves me, messaging me all the time, etc. “If he’s reading this, I want him to know we can do stuff,” Naya shared.