If there’s one thing I’ll never understand, it’s cheating. Sure, romantic relationships are bound to get rocky especially when they span years and years, but it’s our duty to either be faithful and work it out or to do the other person the kindness and leave before things go down the path of infidelity.
Still, people can’t seem to grasp that second one. I mean, if you are truly unhappy with someone and you don’t think the relationship can be repaired, why not just leave? Even if there are children involved and leaving is the hardest thing to do, we should always respect the people we’re with enough to end it before bringing on the shame and pain of infidelity.
One mother was on the receiving end of that cruelty when her husband and father of her children cheated on her and insulted her in a way that would break anyone’s heart.
Women get a lot of flack for gaining weight during and after pregnancy. While we should be out here looking on in total amazement that someone just brought a human life into the world, plenty of people mock and shame women who can’t (or just plain don’t want to) get back into “pre-baby shape” right away.
Texas mother Betsy Alaya had just given birth to her first child, and what should have been a happy time was tainted by her husband’s shocking cruelty. She was feeling insecure about her post-baby body already, but then she found sickening Facebook messages between her husband and a female coworker just two days after Christmas. She also learned that he’d been cheating. In the messages, he even called her a “cow” and a “fat fu**.”
“I had been with him since I was 17 and pretty much devoted my life to our relationship and him. I was devastated. I found out through some messages I read on his Facebook where they were calling me a cow and fat and just trashing me and my whole world fell apart,” the 34-year-old mom explained.
That’s when Betsy made the tough decision to get him out of her life and transform herself for the better — not for him, but for herself.
She totally cut sugar out of her diet and started taking Zumba classes with her sister. Right before her very eyes, her body and life changed. She lost 130 pounds, and while she was super pretty before, she’s a total bombshell now! I sincerely hope that her ex-husband weeps when he looks at how his ex is thriving.
Betsy’s started posting before-and-after images online to prove to other people that breakups don’t have to break you. And at the end of the day, she’s actually happy that her husband was unfaithful.
“Now I honestly feel that what he did was a blessing because otherwise, I would have been the way I was forever. I prayed all the time for my life to change and my prayers were answered, just maybe not in the way I envisioned, but I got a second shot at a fresh start and I’m grateful for that,” she said.
This amazing, hard-working mama shares her journey on Instagram, where she has over 100K followers! She’s found a new man who loves her and gets a ton of support from the community she’s built online. Although things got off to a painful start, it’s clear to see that Betsy is now living her best life! We wish her nothing but the absolute best. You go, girl!