Out of the blue, Laura’s husband told her he was leaving her. She didn’t see this coming, and she was devastated beyond belief. The worst part of this whole thing was that Laura had exciting news to share with her husband on that same day, but he left her before she could tell him. Don’t worry, though, she got her revenge.
Laura never thought anything bad about her marriage; she was happy and she thought her husband was too. That all came crashing down on her one day when she came home to find a hand-written note from her Husband, Jack. He wrote to her saying that he was leaving her for her sister, and the best thing he could think to do here was write her a letter and leave.
A Massive Curveball
Little did he know, something huge was about to happen to him had he not written that letter and decided to leave Laura. She threw a massive curveball his way- something he would never in a million years have expected from her. What was she going to say to him?
The Heartbreaking Letter
When she sat down to read the note that her husband wrote for her, her heart was breaking and she didn’t know how to react. The only thing that was going through her head was about all the lies he must have been hiding during their seven year marriage. The way she was feeling was normal; anyone in this awful position would likely be thinking the same thoughts.
As expected, she was having a difficult time digesting all of the information she was trying to read through her teary eyes. The weirdest part of the letter was that Jack addressed the letter to ‘Dear Wife’, but then he went on to tell her that he’s leaving her for her sister. Didn’t he think this was something he should tell her in person?
He seemed to have such a bold and stern tone in his voice while writing this letter, and Laura could feel the lump forming in her throat. She had no idea that Jack had been distancing himself or that he had these feelings, and at that moment she realized all of the problems the two had that she didn’t even see until now.
Laura had just received amazing, life-changing news, and she couldn’t wait to get home to tell her husband about it. She was truly floating on a cloud and felt like she was in heaven after she got the best news ever. Sadly, this feeling would not last after she walked into her house.
A Hard Confession To Hear
Laura couldn’t wait to tell her husband about her exciting day, but when she got home she quickly realized that she had bigger things to handle now. This unexpected turn of events not only ruined her great mood, but made her feel anything but excited for what she had just found out. She wanted to share this news with her husband and the whole world, but now she didn’t want to tell anyone.
Her Own Sister
The fact that Jack was leaving Laura was bad enough, but the fact that he was leaving her for her own sister made things that much worse. Jack tried to say that he was a good man and was always a faithful and loyal husband to Laura, but clearly that wasn’t the case. He tried to place blame on Laura, even though she knew this wasn’t her fault.
The Last Straw
Jack confessed in the letter that the last two weeks of his life had been miserable, and when Laura’s boss told him that she had just quit her job out of nowhere, it seemed like the straw that broke the camel’s back for him. He didn’t want to deal with her anymore, and he decided he was done.
The Moment Has Passed
Just when you think that’s all he had to say, the letter just kept continuing. Jack said that he was also hurt because the previous week when Laura came home from work she didn’t notice that he was donning a new haircut and a new pair of silk boxers. Laura couldn’t believe what she was reading.
He told her everything that was on his mind that he never had the chance to say to her. He said that he hated when she rushed to eat her dinner so she could sit in front of the TV alone before going straight to bed. He said that she never even told him that she loved him anymore, and now he wanted nothing that would tie them together as being a married couple.
Signed, Your Ex
Jack wrote in the letter that he was sure of the fact that Laura had either cheated on him or that she simply didn’t love him anymore, at least not like she used to. He continued by saying that whatever was going on with her, it didn’t matter anymore, because he was long gone from her life now. He ended the letter by signing it as, ‘your EX husband’.
Don’t Come Looking
As if Laura didn’t already feel bad enough about herself after reading the heart-wrenching letter from her husband, Jack added a note at the bottom of the letter that warned Laura that she should not even bother attempting to find him or her sister, as they were moving out to West Virginia together and didn’t want to be found. How could they do this to her?
Laura was feeling like she was in such an incredible dream all day, but her world was shattering at her fingertips now. It was not simply the fact that her husband of seven years decided to leave her–and do it by way of writing her a note instead of speaking to her face-to-face– but he was leaving her for her sister!
The Perfect Time
Laura was saddened by the letter that Jack left her, but she also realized that it happened at the perfect time for her. Had Jack waited just one more day to tell Laura about his intentions and his feelings, she would never have known that he was cheating on her with her own sister and planned on leaving her.
Lots Of Cash
Laura had just received the best news of her life and wanted to share it with her husband first. You might be curious what her news was, and we’ll tell you! Her news had something to with money, and a lot of it! Can you guess what her big news was that she wanted to tell Jack?
Laura had just gotten the great news that she had won the lottery! This was something that rarely happens to anyone, especially at such a perfectly odd time that it had just happened to Laura. So, even though she was heartbroken by the fact that her husband was leaving her for her sister, she had just won millions of dollars and had that to celebrate.
Meeting In College
Laura and Jack first met each other during college, but they didn’t develop romantic feelings for each other right away. They were spending a lot of time together studying for exams and doing homework, but they were just friends for quite some time. Eventually, Jack dropped out of college to pursue a career being a bartender.
When Jack and Laura did eventually get together to begin a romantic relationship, neither of them predicted that their love story would one day come to a screeching halt. The two came from extremely different backgrounds and had opposite upbringings, which may have been the root of some of their problems.
Laura had a luxurious upbringing and was raised in a wealthy family with parents who provided everything for her; she was studying hard in college so she could one day be just as successful. Jack was working as a part-time bartender and didn’t really care much about his educational successes. He didn’t have many dreams or aspirations career-wise. Laura’s parents weren’t the couple’s biggest fans.
Romeo And Juliet
Laura’s parents had negative opinions on Jack from the moment they met him. They felt like he couldn’t provide for Laura what she needed in a significant other, and thought she could find someone more suitable for her. Despite their opinion, Laura kept dating Jack and ignored her parents’ opinions.
A Love Story
Jack thought that their love was enough to keep them together forever; after all, Laura was a stubborn girl and would never let Jack go because of her parents’ opinions. Since Laura’s parents didn’t approve of her romantic relationship with Jack, it forced her to push back against them, and in turn, just brought her and Jack closer together.
Eventually, Laura and Jack decided that it was time for them to take their relationship to the next level and move in together. Seven years later, though, Laura realized that maybe her parents were right all along with their opinions of him. She started to think about it and regret the decision that she had made.
The Recent Grad
Shortly after Laura graduated from college, she packed up all of her belongings and moved into Jack’s small one bedroom apartment with him. Things were perfect for a while, but then they started to head for a downward spiral. Things were so new for her; she had just graduated college and was trying to start her life.
Full Of Hope
Jack had lived in this apartment for a while, so he had gotten used to all of its quirks, but to Laura, it was small and gross. The paint on the walls was chipping off little by little, it was always cold and heat-less in the winter, and there was nobody to help keep up with the maintenance. Even so, Laura held onto hope that their love would get them through this.
Laura had never lived with a significant other before this, so everything seemed so new and exciting in her mind. She wanted this to work so badly; she thought she had just found the love of her life and the man she would spend forever with, but she didn’t realize that her future had something else in store for her.
After being married for seven years, Laura felt like the least she deserved was for Jack to talk about this with her in person instead of writing to her in a letter. That ship had sailed, however, Laura still felt the urge to share her good news with Jack. All she could think about now, though, was this letter he left her.
Throughout their seven years of marriage, most of that time was spent trying to deal with financial struggles and making ends meet. Laura always held out some hope that playing the lottery would work in her favor one day, and that day could not have come at a more perfect time for her. She knew that she wanted to get back at Jack, and she knew the perfect way to get her revenge.
This story could have taken a much different route than it did; had Laura told Jack about her big win before he had the chance to tell her his news, things likely would have ended very differently for the two. They could have stayed together to figure out their problems, but that didn’t happen.
Coming To An End
With every fight and every disagreement that Jack and Laura faced, it was chipping away at the quality of their marriage together. They had a beautiful relationship for many years, but just like many things have to come to an end, this was one of those things. Sometimes it’s not just one big thing that causes a relationship to crumble, but many small things colliding with one another.
The Life She Knew
Up until the moment Laura read the letter that Jack left for her, he was her entire world. She loved him more than anything and wanted to be with him forever, even if they were struggling financially, and even if he could not provide the kind of life for her that she grew up having.
It Didn’t Feel Right
Since beginning their relationship together, the pair had to be conscious of how much money they were spending. To help out, Laura decided to get a waitressing job at a restaurant close to where they lived together. After a few years, though, something happened to make Laura suspicious of what was happening to their hard-earned money.
Laura loved spending time with Jack and wished she could spend all of her time with him. She went to visit him at his bar all the time because she just genuinely wanted to spend time next to him. After a while of visiting him frequently, she started to get a weird feeling in her gut that Jack may not be giving her the faithfulness and honesty that she was giving him. She thought he may be cheating on her.
Regular bar customers started giving Laura strange looks and she didn’t know why, so she chose to ignore them. She started getting self-conscious, like she was missing some piece of information, but she shrugged it all off. Her feelings of uncertainty ended up not just being suspicions, but she didn’t want to believe that was the case at first.
Even though Laura never won the lottery before, she kept buying tickets over and over; she thought maybe one day she would get lucky and the money she spent on all of the tickets would be worth it. When she handed the cashier money for her lottery ticket this time, she felt overpowered with confidence; for some reason, she had a strong feeling that this could be her lucky ticket.
Laura’s persistence and faith in her chances paid off eventually, and she had just won a huge chunk of money! She got very lucky, actually, in the fact that her husband had decided to leave her before she had the chance to tell him that she won. Who knows what he would have tried to do if he knew she now had all this money!
The first thing that Laura did after finding out she won the lottery was book two roundtrip tickets to Hawaii for her and Jack to celebrate together. Now, of course, she had no desire or intention to take a vacation with him. She didn’t even want to look at his face, let alone take him on a romantic getaway with her!
Not A Cent
Quite understandably, Laura wanted to make it as clear as crystal that Jack was never ever going to see a single penny of the money she had just won. He broke her heart in half and was leaving her to be with her sister, so why would he get any money? We bet Jack wanted to go cry and regret his decision to leave her after he found out her news!
The Big Win
Even though Laura was devastated by the news she just received from her husband, the joy she felt for the fact that she had just won the lottery was such an overpowering sense of happiness. Instead of dwelling on how sad she was, she started to think of all of the things she could do for herself with all of this money. Would she travel the world, buy herself a fancy car, or do something else just for her with the cash?
Laura’s first instict was to start to reply to Jack’s letter with her own. She addressed the letter as, “Dear Ex-Husband”, and poured all of her feelings out onto this sheet of notebook paper. She told him exactly what a punch-in-the-gut feeling reading his note gave her, and how, even though they were married for seven years, he was not a good man or a good husband.
She continued by telling him that she had a feeling for a while now that he was cheating on her. He cooked her something for dinner that he called her “favorite meal”, but it was a main dish of pork. Since Laura had not eaten pork since long before she met Jack but her sister did love eating pork, she knew this special meal must have been for her sister!
The Real Jack
Laura actually had a reason for ignoring Jack’s new boxers that day, too. She saw that they had a $49.99 price tag hanging from the waistline, and she tried to just brush it off and tell herself it was an odd coincidence that her sister had just borrowed $50 from her that very morning. Again, she knew she should have trusted her gut feeling.
Tried To Deny It
Even though there were clues all over the place hinting to Laura that Jack was not being faithful to her, she loved him more than anything and was willing to ignore these red flags in order to try and work on their relationship. She tried to deny anything was wrong and pretend it would all work out in the end.
The Lottery Win
As an extra kick to sharing her news with Jack, she made it very clear to him that the only reason she decided to quit her job when she did, was because she had just won $15 million in the lottery. Because they had so much money now, she felt like spending quality time with him was more important than working a full-time job. We bet he felt bad when he read that!
The Real Reason
Of course, after she read the horrible letter he left her, all of those feelings changed. She didn’t regret quitting her job, though, because now she could spend her spare time doing things for herself. She told him that she genuinely hopes he will get the happiness he was always searching for in his new life.
Though Laura felt over the moon and overwhelmed with joy for the fact that she had just won the lottery, she still couldn’t help but feel heartbroken by the news Jack had just thrown in her face. She had very mixed emotions, and she knew she had to deal with her inner thoughts before she decided what to do with her new money.
$15 million is a lot of money to almost anyone in the working class, but this money especially meant a lot to Laura, specifically now that she would be dealing with a divorce. She knew that she needed to be in a good and healthy mindset before making such a big decision of where and how to spend her money. Everything that was going on in her life was so overwhelming; believe it or not, winning the lottery does come with its own set of struggles!
Laura knew that since technically Jack was still her husband, he would likely be entitled to get some of her money. To see how she can be sure to protect as much of her earnings as possible, she hired a lawyer named Jason Kurland. This specific lawyer’s specialty was to help people who had won the lottery, and she told him the entire story from beginning to end, including the letter he left her.
Jason Kurland’s expertise was helping people in Laura’s position, average people who had just won the lottery and earned themselves a huge amount of money, but her personal side of the story with her now ex-husband was something he had never had to deal with during his career. He could not believe that as such an experienced lawyer he had just been stumped!
A Deep Dark Secret
After Laura told her lawyer every detail about what had just happened with Jack, he told her that there is no way he’d be getting any of her money. After all, he said he wanted to leave her before she could even tell him about the money! Laura took a big risk and decided to add something to the end of her letter; it was something that she had never told anyone outside of her family, and she wasn’t even sure if Jack knew.
Not Always Carla
Her sister, Carla, originally had the birth name of Carl. Carla was born as a boy and transitioned to a woman when she was older. She wrote at the end that she sincerely hopes this won’t stop Jack from being happy with her. It’s not clear whether this statement is true or not, but it sure is a juicy way to end this letter.
Even though she never thought she would actually win any money, the thought of potentially winning the lottery was thrilling in itself for Laura. Even when she didn’t win, she kept trying over and over again. This day may not have panned out how Laura imagined it would, but it sure was exciting.
Highs & Lows
After winning a $15 million lottery and finding out that her husband was leaving her for her sister all in the same day, Laura was full of every emotion you could ever imagine. She went back and forth between extreme happiness and extreme sadness, but this seemed normal for her situation.
The letter that Laura wrote to Jack in response to what he left her was the last thing he ever would have expected from her. At the end of the day, it was the best type of revenge Laura could have gotten on her soon-to-be ex-husband, especially after Laura dropped the ball on Carla’s big family secret.
Laura did not even think once about canceling her flights to Hawaii; her tickets were already booked and now she knew even more that she needed some sort of getaway for a while. Now she would be able to spend this vacation in any way that she wanted with all of the freedom she has. She enjoyed every minute of her solo getaway.
A Different Ending
Despite the fact that Laura always had a hunch that Jack was cheating on her with someone else, she kept loving him as if nothing was going on. Because she loved him so much, she decided that the first thing she should do with her lottery money was to book them a trip to Hawaii.
Stronger And Wiser
Unfortunately, things turned out much differently than Laura ever would have imagined. Unexpected things always happen in peoples’ lives, but the good news is that you always come out stronger and wiser than you ever thought you would.
It could not be more clear to Laura that Jack had no intention of staying with her; he chose to start a new life without her and leave her behind in his past. Instead of sulking and being upset, she knew that now was the perfect time for her to embrace her new lifestyle and do things for herself. She felt empowered and strong, more so than ever before.
A Better Life
Even though she, of course, was upset that her husband was leaving to be with her sister instead, Laura still somehow managed to stay happy on this day. She knew that everything was happening for a reason and that she would have a better life after this.
While she was sitting in her cab on her way to the airport, she kept thinking about how happy she was that her husband finally got what he deserved for treating her in such a way, and she was finally free to live her life how she pleased. Specifically, she could live her life how she pleased in Hawaii!
A Canadian fisherwoman came across something with her boyfriend that was a bit more cheerful than what Laura found out. They were also in for quite a surprise.
Something Up Ahead
The fisherman could spot a huge iceberg in the distance. While they were trying to navigate around this huge block, something caught the eye of all of them. They were used to navigating around icebergs every day while they were out on the water, but something about this one set off alarms in their heads.
The sun was even brighter than usual on this day, which made it even more difficult for the fishermen to determine what exactly they were looking at. When everyone else took a look at what Allan was pointing out, they saw what he was talking about, but none of them could figure out just what exactly they were looking at.
The Iceberg Appears!
As their boat got closer to the iceberg, they had an easier time seeing that there was something sitting on it. There was definitely a dark spot of something on the iceberg, but they were still too far to determine exactly what it was. Mallory assumed that it was a seal trying to get on top of the iceberg, but that wasn’t the case.
Taking A Closer Look
Cliff thought that Mallory was right and the creature on the iceberg was just a little seal. They had seen this a lot of times in the years that they had sailed these waters, after all. However, Allan wouldn’t let the matter go. He thought something about it was strange.
What Could It Be?
After using binoculars to look at which animal was on the iceberg, Allen told the crew that the animal they were looking at was definitely not a seal. Something about it was different than the way that a seal would be. Everyone on the boat took a close look and agreed that something about this animal wasn’t what they thought it should be. Allen knew that this was some kind of other animal and he wanted to find out what it was.
Even though they were only halfway done with their day on the water, the crew decided they needed to explore a bit more what could be sitting on this iceberg. In order to find out, they had to take a very close look, much closer than they were now. As their boat got closer and closer to the giant iceberg, it got much colder and much windier in the air.
It was dangerous and unlike this crew to stray away from their usual path, but they knew they had to know what was on this iceberg. If they stayed in the safe zone and didn’t see what was going on, they may never know if this animal was hurt or needed their help.
The crew decided that they had to find out what was on the iceberg. Even though the other crew members didn’t take this situation so seriously, Allen convinced them that it was very important. All of them were in agreement that they wouldn’t be able to live with themselves if they knew that they had left a helpless animal alone in the cold to suffer. So, they started heading toward the iceberg.
It was clear from the moment they could see that closely, that the animal was stuck and scared, and had fur that was soaked with ice and water. It was so cold that they knew if they left the animal up there he wouldn’t last much longer. They knew that they had to do something to help, but they weren’t sure what the best course of action would be. They weren’t sure what kind of animal this was, so they didn’t know the best way to help him.
It was crucial that they approach this iceberg slowly and carefully. Getting just one piece of ice beneath their boat could damage it, or worse, cause it to sink, which would leave them stranded along with this animal. They were being as cautious as they could, keeping an eye out for all objects surrounding them.