Wednesday, February 15, 2017

How Valentine’s Day Jewelry Gifts Exposed 4 Cheating Mates

The real-life stories below show how Valentine’s Day gifts of jewelry alerted 3 wives that their husbands were having affairs.  NOTE:  Names and certain details have been change to protect the identities of the individuals involved.

Carol’s Story

Shortly before Valentine’s Day, Carol found a Tiffany’s box in her husband’s dresser drawer containing a diamond and sapphire ring.   She said nothing about her discovery because she didn’t want to spoil her Valentine’s Day surprise.  However, on Valentine’s Day, Jim gave a dozen long stem roses from Jim and a gift card for a day of pampering at her favorite spa.  The next day Carol searched high and low but the Tiffany box with the ring was gone.  Carol was highly upset because she had no idea who Jim had given it to, but now her suspicions were aroused. Three weeks later, Carol dropped by Jim’s office to meet him for lunch.   She noticed one of the women he worked with wearing a ring just like the one she found in the Tiffany box prior to Valentine’s Day.  A bit of investigating on Carol’s part revealed that Jim and this woman were having a workplace affair.

Celine’s Story

Celine’s story is a bit different in that she found the receipt for the jewelry rather than the actual jewelry itself the week after Valentine’s Day.  While checking the pockets before dropping off her husband’s suit at the dry cleaners, Celine found a $446 jewelry store receipt in the pocket for a 14K gold and diamond heart-shaped pendant. Although Celine never found out who Kevin bought the Valentine’s pendant for, the fact that he spent that much $400 on a gift for another woman told her all she needed to know.

Lorraine’s Story
A few days after Valentine’s Day, while cleaning the bedroom, Lorraine found a crumpled jewelry store receipt on Logan’s nightstand. She was about to toss it in the garbage, when out of curiosity, she took a closer look. If it was the receipt for her Valentine’s Day gift from Logan, she wanted to see how much it cost. But the receipt was for something totally different from the heart-shaped diamond pendant Lorraine received. According to the jewelry receipt, Logan bought someone else an $800 diamond and ruby ring. Now Lorraine was determined to find out who Logan bought the ring for. 

Rodney’s Cheating Valentine Story

Shortly after Valentine’s Day, Rodney noticed Pat wearing a bracelet with several small gold heart-shaped charms. He complimented her on it and asked where she got it from. Pat told him she bought it for herself at a jewelry store that had an after-Valentine’s Day sale. But when Rodney questioned Pat further, she was vague about which jewelry store it came from and how much the bracelet cost.  A day or two later Rodney casually asked about it again and Pat  told him she’d misplaced the receipt. This made Rodney suspicious because Pat was very organized and always saved receipts long after they were needed. And she always knew exactly how much everything cost.  Several days later, Rodney finally managed to get a closer look at the bracelet which Pat left in her jewelry box when she went to the gym. Upon closer examination Rodney saw that each of the first 8 hearts had a single letter engraved on the back, which together spelled “I love you.” The 9th heart, slightly larger than the others, was engraved with the words “ Love,Ted 2008.”

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

How Valentine’s Day Flowers Exposed 3 Extramarital Affairs

Flowers sent or received on Valentine’s Day can give cheating Valentines of both sexes awayThe “real life” stories below from my files show how three cheating mates (a woman and two men) were exposed by Valentine’s Day flowers in 3 very different ways.  NOTE:   Names have been changed to protect the identities of the individuals involved.

Brianna’s Cheating Valentine Story

Love note mix-ups on Valentine’s Day flowers are responsible for the discovery of numerous extramarital affairs.  Sometimes if cheating husband buys Valentine’s Day flowers for his wife and his mistress from the same florist at the same time, the flowers may accidentally be delivered with the wrong love note attached. 

Brianna received a dozen long-stemmed roses from her boyfriend on Valentine’s Day. But the note that accompanied the flowers said:

“To my darling wife on Valentine’s Day,

You mean the world to me. Words could never express the depth of my love for you.

Your loving and devoted husband,

Charles and Brianna had been dating for several months, and Brianna was under the impression that Charles was a single man.  It came as quite a surprise for her to learn that Charles was a married man who was cheating on his wife.

Laura’s Cheating Valentine Story

Mix-ups with love notes aren’t the only way extramarital affairs are exposed on or around Valentine’s Day.   Sometimes it may be a florist receipt that gives the cheating husband away. It may indicate that more than one bouquet of Valentine’s flowers were sent.  Or the receipt may indicate that flowers were delivered to an unfamiliar female and actually show the mistresses’ name and address.

Laura found a florist receipt in her husband’s pocket while dropping his suit off at the dry cleaners. She was about to throw it away when she took a closer look.  According to the receipt, 2 sets of long stem roses were bought. Steve had personally given Laura a dozen roses for Valentine’s Day, along with a card and a box of chocolates. The other long stem roses had been delivered to the woman whose name and address appeared on the florist receipt.   

Cliff’s Cheating Valentine Story

In the case of a cheating wife, her secret lover know to send her Valentine’s Day flowers to her job, instead of her home.  But sometimes even that can backfire as indicated by Cliff’s story below.   indicates the existence of an extramarital affair.

Cliff stopped by his wife’s job to take her out for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner after work. While Cliff was waiting downstairs in the lobby for Kate to come down, two of her co-workers who knew him stopped to chat.  Both women complimented Cliff on the magnificent bouquet of Valentine’s Day flowers he sent Kate.  One woman kept raving about what an unusual arrangement it was, and asked Cliff which florist he used. When she saw the expression on Cliff’s face, she realized she’d made an awful mistake. Cliff hadn’t sent Kate any flowers for Valentine’s Day. They were from the man Kate was seeing behind Cliff’s back.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

How 4 Wives Sabotaged Their Husband’s Plans on Mistress Day

Mistress Day is Monday, Feb. 13.  Cheating husbands usually celebrate with their mistresses on this day, because Valentine’s Day is reserved for their wife.  Below are brief “real-life” accounts taken from my files of how 4 wives cleverly sabotaged their cheating husband’s Mistress Day plans. NOTE: Names have been changed to protect the identities of the individuals involved.

Natalie’s Sabotage Story

Natalie found out her husband Wallace was planning to take his mistress out for a romantic lunch on Mistress Day.  Hoping that Wallace’s secretary made the reservation for two,  Natalie tricked her into telling her the name of the restaurant.   Natalie got there 15 minutes and asked to be seated at the table reserved in Wallace’s name.   She was sitting there sipping a glass of champagne when Wallace and his mistress arrived.

 “The look on his face was priceless,” said Natalie, “and so was the look on the face of his mistress when she asked Wallace ‘Who is this woman?’ and I told her I was Wallace’s wife.  Apparently he’d had led her to believe he was a single man.”

Tanya’s Sabotage Story

Tanya was quite proud of the way she sabotaged Derek’s Mistress Day plans. She’d heard  rumors that he was cheating on her, so Tanya tried to short circuit his affair by making sure she and Derek spent as much time as possible with each other.  Tanya’s plan seemed to be working because Derek told her he was taking Valentine’s Day off to spend the entire day with her as sort of a special “honeymoon holiday.”    But Tanya kept hearing rumors that Derek was also planning to some quality time with his alleged mistress on Feb. 13.

Tanya showed up unannounced at Derek’s job shortly before lunchtime on Mistress Day.  She told Derek that since he had a special Valentine’s Day planned for her, she was reciprocating with some special pre-Valentine’s Day surprises for him.  She started with the bottle of champagne she and Derek shared in his office before treating him to lunch at a nearby upscale restaurant. That killed any plans Derek may have had for a romantic lunch with his mistress that day.

Tanya said “I had all the bases covered in case he was planning to take her out after he got off from work that day.”  She met Derek again after work and treated him to dinner at another fancy restaurant before they went home that night.

Tanya continued,” There’s always the chance that he saw his sidepiece the day after Valentine’s Day, but he was with me all day long on Valentine’s Day.  But I gave it my best shot and the damage was already done.  Whoever he was seeing on the side, make no mistake about it, she knew which one of us was the priority in his life.”   

Andrea’s Sabotage Story

Craig promised to end his affair and cease all contact with his mistress.  Though Andrea had nothing to go on, she suspected Craig was still seeing the woman behind her back, despite his insistence that it wasn’t true.  When Craig told her he had a dinner meeting with important clients from out of town, the night before Valentine’s Day and that the meeting would probably run late, Andrea said she “smelled a rat.”   Whether it was a legitimate business dinner or a an excuse to wine and dine his mistress, she figured  Craig, a creature of habit, would  go to one of their 5 favorite restaurants. 

So the night of Feb. 13 so Andrea drove to each one until she spotted Craig’s car in the parking lot.  She went in, took a quick look around and saw Craig and his alleged “former” mistress having dinner.  Andrea got a table that gave her a good view of the two lovebirds, and ordered a drink and hors d'oeuvres. She managed to get a few pictures of Craig  and his mistress on her cell phone before leaving the restaurant unnoticed. She confronted Craig with those pictures when he got home that night.
Joanna’s Sabotage Story
Joanna had been collecting evidence of Ethan’s infidelity for several weeks, but his Mistress Day activities were the “icing on the cake.”  The private investigator she hired  took pictures of her husband and his  mistress having dinner together, then followed them  to a local motel where he was able to get a time-stamped video of the cheating Valentines entering the motel and cuddling together 4 hours later when they left.  Joanna had copies made of everything and mailed one set to her Ethan’s mistress, one set to Ethan at work, and one set to Ethan's family so they'd know why she was filing for divorce. 

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

2 Real-Life Super Bowl Infidelity Stories

Many people are surprised to learn that the Super Bowl game can provide a cheating spouse or significant other with an alibi for infidelity.  However, my research shows that it’s not unusual for cheaters of both sexes to use what I call the “Super Bowl alibi” to cover up a lover’s tryst on Super Bowl Sunday.  Consider the 2 “real-life” Super Bowl infidelity accounts below taken from my files.  NOTE: Names have been changed to protect the identities of the individuals involved.

Real-Life Super Bowl Infidelity Story #1

Sheila found out weeks after the fact that her husband Doug lied to her about an alleged weekend trip to Atlanta with his male friends to watch the Super Bowl game.  Two weeks after the Super Bowl, Sheila happened to run into Marge, the wife of one of Doug’s close friends.  During the course of their conversation Marge mentioned how the guys raved about the chili  she made for their Super Bowl get-together at her place.   

Sheila questioned Marge about who was there on Super Bowl Sunday, but Marge only knew the names of the 3 men who arrived as she was leaving to go to her sister’s place.  Marge told Sheila she left the chili in the crock pot for the guys and went to sisters to stay with her 9-year-old niece, and 4-year-old twin nephews to give her sister, a single mom, a much-needed break.
Even though Sheila couldn’t establish for sure whether or not her husband was at Marge’s with the other men, the fact that  Doug’s friends remained that weekend instead of going to Atlanta  for the Super Bowl game, was enough to make Sheila suspicious.

A little snooping led Sheila to some tangible evidence which revealed where Doug had really been.  Among Doug’s papers, she found a receipt for a 3-day stay at a Las Vegas hotel for a “Mr. and Mrs. Marshall” with dates that match the dates of Super Bowl weekend. Sheila now had her proof.  Doug had lied to her about going to Atlanta with his friends for the Super bowl game.  Apparently he took another woman to Las Vegas instead.

If Sheila hadn’t bumped into Marge, she might never have known, or even suspected, what really transpired. Clearly she had been taken in by Doug’s Super Bowl alibi.

Real-Life Super Bowl Infidelity Story #2

Before the Super Bowl game started, Diana made sure Pete was comfortably settled  in his favorite chair with a cooler of beer nearby and a table laden with his favorite football snacks.  

Once the game got underway, Diana quietly left the apartment and took the elevator down to Leon’s apartment on the 6th floor.  She had been seeing him on the side for almost a year right under Pete’s nose and Pete never even had a clue.  Diana and Leon spent the next couple of hours together in bed.  Although neither one was a football fan, they were careful to keep the Super Bowl game playing in the background so Diana would know when it was time to leave.
The irony of the whole situation is that Pete was so engrossed in the game that he never even realized Diana was gone. 

How to Handle the “Super Bowl Alibi”

For the inside scoop on how men and women use the “Super Bowl alibi” and tips on what to do, see Is He Really Watching the Super Bowl with the Guys or Cheating on You?  and Is She Cheating on You While You Watch the Super Bowl Game? 
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