Marriage can be a beautiful union when both parties are equally devoted and in love. Sadly, the matrimony can be just as devasting, too, when you end up with the wrong partner. One wife by the name of Laura thought she fell into the former category, but that wasn’t the case at all. One day she found a mysterious letter and her happily ever after went right out the window. Laura wouldn’t let the devastating news affect her life forever. Continue reading to find out what the note said and to see how Laura exacted the perfect revenge.
The Married Life
Laura and Jack were like many other couples. The two met young, fell in love, and decided to make it official with a marriage. It all seemed fine on the surface, but you can never be too sure.
Laura felt a deep love for Jack, a feeling she hadn’t felt for any other guy and she thought Jack felt the same. Things changed when she found out the disturbing news that involved another family member. Jack left a letter for Laura, explaining how he was to be with Laura’s sister.
A Regular Day
It was a regular day for Laura. She got up, went to work thinking things were fine. Jack also went to work and they said goodbye to each other, with Laura ready to see her husband again around dinner time.
Instead of seeing Jack when she got home, she saw a letter with her name on it. The contents of the letter would change her life forever. Jack spilled the beans about the affair he had with Laura’s sister and that he no longer wanted to be with Laura.
Such Bad Timing
The sad part is that Laura was in a terrific mood leading up to the moment of her finding the letter. She had just received some fantastic news that she couldn’t wait to share with Jack.
Reading a letter about how your husband chooses your sister over you is not what anyone wants to come home to. It’s especially disheartening considering they were together for seven years. In the letter, Jack claimed he had “nothing to show for it,” and he also said that the previous two weeks were dreadful for him.
Detailing The Fallout
As Laura read more of the letter, Jack began outlining more reasons for his departure. He wrote how Laura made him feel unimportant and how she would never compliment him or notice the small changes in his appearance.
Jack also didn’t like how she no longer told him she loved him. The letter went into deep detail and even spoke about how Laura ate her dinner in two minutes and went straight to bed right after. Jack didn’t feel the connection anymore…
Bold Statements From Jack
Jack ended the letter by saying he wanted no contact from Laura moving forward. He wouldn’t be staying in the state anymore and would be leaving as soon as possible to West Virginia with her sister.
The man was ready to start a new life. In a matter of minutes, Laura went from having a great day to feeling like her world was over. She had to take a seat for a moment so she could process everything.
Something Else Happened Too…
Of course, the news that her husband wasn’t going to be her mate anymore was devastating, there was a silver lining for Laura. There was a reason why Laura quit her job and it was because she had come into a boatload of money.
She was an avid lottery player, and that day was a big one for Laura. Jack had no clue that Laura picked the lucky numbers, and that he was going to lose out on that money!
Meeting In College
Jack and Laura first met in college but didn’t have a special connection at all. They would study for exams and spend a lot of time in the library together, but they had no clue they would become pivotal pieces in each other’s lives.
Jack ended up dropping out of college and began working at bars, so Laura’s parents weren’t ever sold on the idea of Jack. Laura had a drive that he seemed to lack.
Something Like Romeo And Juliet
Jack and Laura were from two different walks of life when they met. Laura came from a wealthy family while Jack worked a part-time job and didn’t have any type of ambition.
Laura’s parents were bent on preventing their daughter from marrying Jack, but nothing they said got across to her. They knew how much love she had to give, and didn’t want her to get a broken heart from this man. Jack and Laura had a determination to tie the knot that would not break.
Getting Into Something New
At this point, there were many factors contributing to the love of Jack and Laura. For one, her parents were against it, but that only made her push back even more. Secondly, she was blinded by love.
After she completed her degree, Laura moved all her things into Jack’s tiny apartment. There were leaks in the bathroom, old carpeting, and it needed a new paint job. Still, none of this could deter Laura and Jack felt she was the one for him.
Living Through Tough Conditions
Since Jack only worked odd jobs here and there, Laura had to be the one to wear the pants when it came to finances. Money was always tight for the two, even with Laura’s parents being well-off.
They refused to help because they thought Jack would squander the money. This is part of the reason why Laura played the lottery each week. She hoped that one day would be her big break and that would become rich.
Some Communication Would Have Helped
It’s natural for couples to go through ups and downs in their relationship. It takes a different level of dedication and hard work to make a marriage last and they both needed to be able to communicate.
That was something Jack didn’t do but Laura really wanted him to. Laura still wanted to tell Jack that she won the lottery, but as a way of showing him that he made a crucial mistake. After all those years of struggling, she had finally won.
This could have easily been a story about how two love birds fought their circumstances on their way to riches, but no. Over time, Jack and Laura’s relationship began to fall to pieces and there wasn’t anything Laura could have done.
While it was beautiful at first, it had to come to an end. There’s only a certain level of compatibility two people can have as they grow through life. Some can stay together through that, but others won’t last.
Something Didn’t Add Up…
Leading up to that letter, Jack meant the world to Laura. Even though he couldn’t provide Laura with the life she had growing up, all she wanted was his time and presence.
Ever since they got together, the two had to be smart with their funds. That’s why Laura agreed to become a waitress at a restaurant near their apartment so she could help Jack financially. She started to get amazing tips that helped the couple live comfortably, but after a few years, Laura grew suspicious.
She Had A Gut Feeling
Laura was in love, so naturally, she wanted to spend all her time with Jack. She visited him all the time at the bar he worked at as a way to spend extra time with her man. Soon enough, she started to suspect that he might’ve been cheating on her.
There were people at the bar who started to look at Laura in an odd manner, but she didn’t want to believe her suspicion. She just shook it off and started to visit Jack much less.
She’s A Lucky Gal
While all of that took place, Laura still took the chance of playing the lottery, even though she would always lose. Soon enough, Laura won a lottery draw and she couldn’t believe it!
Her excitement boiled like hot water in a pot and the first thing she did was buy two tickets to Hawaii so she could celebrate with Jack. After seeing the letter from him, that all changed and she wanted to be sure he didn’t get a cent from her newfound wealth.
A Grand Win
Understandably livid over the letter Jack left, Laura still had something to be happy about in life. Winning the lottery isn’t something that happens all the time, so she wondered what she could do with the money.
Some of the ideas that ran through her head was buying a new home, traveling the world, or getting a brand new fancy car. It all was overwhelming and she had a lot to think about at that time. The first thing she wanted to do was reply to Jack.
Laura Writes A Letter
Since it looked like Jack wasn’t interested in seeing Laura again in person, Laura decided to hit him with a taste of his own medicine. She thought long about what she could say and what would be pivotal to mention.
She wanted every word to count so she chose to detail why Jack was a terrible husband. She also told him how what he did was pretty diabolical. If he was that unhappy, he should have left before having an affair.
Addressing Jack’s Points
Laura wanted to address every point Jack made in his letter. He said that she didn’t compliment him anymore, so she said she didn’t compliment something that didn’t look good, ouch!
She also pointed out that the cooking she liked was really what her sister ate. She decided to end the response on a high note. She said that she chose to watch TV instead of spending time with him because he would always have something negative to say.
The Real Him
In Jack’s letter, he also mentioned how she didn’t notice his new silk boxers. In Laura’s letter, she said that was one of their turning points in the marriage.
The ironic thing about his underwear was that the boxers cost the same amount that Laura had just given to her sister. It was then that Laura’s gut feeling starting going haywire. She knew something was off between Jack and her sister and she was right.
A Major Announcement
There was no way that Laura was going to keep winning the lottery a secret from Jack. She detailed in her letter how she won $15 million and how she wanted to spend time to get to know Jack again.
That was never going to happen. She was going to do everything in her power to prevent Jack and her sister from ever seeing a penny of the prize money. Laura signed the letter and wished the new couple all the best.
Some Mixed Feelings
Laura started to struggle with her feelings of betrayal and rejection. She had enough self-awareness to know dealing with these emotions would be best, before deciding on what to do with that money.
She had to figure out how much Jack would get because they were still legally married. That’s when she called her lawyer and told him everything. He was beyond helpful and broke down to her how the law worked in situations like this.
She’s Really Carl…
Laura’s lawyer informed her that the letter Jack wrote meant he wouldn’t receive a dime from her lottery winnings. The man did say he never wanted to see her again, so the jokes on him!
To make things better, Laura had something else to tell Jack in the letter. She wanted to let him know that her sister Carla was born Carl and hoped that wouldn’t be a problem for him! What a way to break that news to someone.
The prospect of winning the lottery was always a massive thrill for Laura, even though she thought she would never win. Then, that fateful day happened between her and Jack, but she couldn’t have been luckier.
It was probably the most eventful day a person could have, winning $15 million and getting left by your husband via letter. How does one leave their wife for her sister and be okay with that? Would more compliments really have helped that much?
A Hawaiian Holiday
The way everything went down was the last thing she expected to happen. Who would imagine that their husband would leave them for their sister? That sounds like something out of a soap opera.
It also turned out to be the best revenge as Jack had no idea that Laura’s sister used to be her brother! With her trip already booked, Laura figured she had no choice but to go to Hawaii anyway since she had a newfound freedom.
Moving On To Better Things
Even with her gut feeling going wild over Jack cheating on her, Laura remained loyal and loved him through it. It was also thanks to this love that she booked two tickets, with one being for him.
Clearly, things didn’t go as she planned and her intuition was correct. She understood that now was the time to embrace her newfound freedom, no matter how much it hurt. With time things would heal and Hawaii wasn’t waiting on her!
Time For A Better Life
Everything that went down with Laura was all pretty wild, but she was still happy. She was right to have suspicion over Jack and Carla, so her being correct about the two provided some type of comfort.
She now had a chance to change her life completely. While sitting in the taxi on the way to the airport, Laura was happy that her former husband received the fate he deserved and that she was free to be her own woman!