By Anonymous - United States - Placentia
Today, my girlfriend dumped me for another guy by text. I felt so betrayed, I stupidly tried to hurt her by replying that I'd been cheating on her all along with a hot babe. Turned out the dumping text was actually a prank by her friend. Now I'm single and everyone thinks I'm a cheater. FML
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  DoomedGemini  |  37

I can understand being hurt, but I don't see why "I cheated" was the go to. It MIGHT hurt them, yes, but you really think that will be kept to themselves? Sorry YDI. The friend was terrible as well, but op still did something stupid.

  DoomedGemini  |  37

The girlfriend didn't play the prank according to the FML, her friend did. And it can mean cheating, but if someone admits interest in you and you break up with your partner to date them, you're actually avoiding cheating.

  CaptMacLeod  |  45

When said lashing out will escalate the situation beyond repair. A few moments of contemplation could have left things amicable (even if she was actually breaking up with him) and saved him years of trying to recover his reputation.

  DoomedGemini  |  37

It's immature, it shows you can't handle emotions like an adult. Lashing out at someone for breaking up with you aiming to hurt them isn't how you handle the hurt feelings. I can understand getting angry if the breakup was done with no regards to your feelings, but claiming to have cheated? Really?

  PANDORUM89  |  21

If her friend sent the text but she didn't respond to say sorry Becky sent that we aren't really over. She was playing along too.
I don't really understand why everyone is attacking him for saying he cheated. #1 it was a lie to his ex. #2 She's a bitch for treating him that way and making him think out of the blue that his relationship is over.
we also have no idea how long they've been together and yes that does matter. if my bf of a month-8months did what she did I'd be like "okay? bye"

but my current bf and I have been going on 3 years have spoken of marriage and kids and all that. so if he did it I'd blow his phone up. all I have to mention is 1 guys name in particular and I'd ruin him. I have never cheated on anybody but that doesn't mean I wouldn't force pain on my bf for being an asshole to me.
so I understand if that is the case for OP. no cheating is not okay but he didn't actually cheat. Is it immature? yup on both of their parts though. everyone seems to be forgetting the girl had a part.

  Oyas12  |  14

let me teach you about the "amygdala" when a deep emotion occurs, it activates and makes your brain and body act differently, something known as the "limbic system". this hit OP hard, so his. brain decided to act dumb for a second. so, FML, op.

  Daelynn_17  |  19

#118 you won the comments award. You were right. The girlfriend had Big part to play. Why did she let her friend do that in the first place and why didn't she follow up with sobering like, "that was so in so, they were kidding, sorry for that... babe were good." In my opinion she may have caused the whole thing.

  Brandi_Faith  |  33

I wouldn't say op jumped to conclusions but I do think it would've been wise to try and call the girlfriend or talk to her in person before he started freaking out on her. Anyone could've had her phone and stupid friends tend to pull pranks like that unfortunately. Plus, she could've done it just to see what his reaction would be (we all know those kinds of girls). If it were me I would've tried to get in contact with the person first before saying something that would irreparably damage things.

  cheeeksss  |  29

Right? If it were true, the ex would have the reputation of being a cheating slut. But now it's OP. Revenge isn't always sweet. Getting back at someone doesn't make you a better person.

By  MmmPinkTacos  |  11

Ouch. Sorry OP, that sucks you were hurt by their prank but it's a good example of why you should take the high road. Hope you can learn a little from this and move on!

By  Remembered  |  14

Why the fuck, man? Even if she did ditch you for another guy, she'd not even be worth the time for a remark like that. It's not something to be proud of anyway.