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Man left unable to look at wife after DNA test ruined 18 year marriage

Man left unable to look at wife after DNA test ruined 18 year marriage

The man said he was feeling 'like a zombie' and couldn't eat

A man says his life was turned upside down after his family did an ancestry DNA test.

The man explained that he and his wife Kelly had been together for 20 years and married for 18 after meeting as co-workers.

After working together for a couple of years, they decided to set up their own business and it was here their romantic feelings grew - so much so, that within a year of opening their business they got hitched.

However, a few months into their marriage the newlyweds had a blazing row over the direction they wanted to take the business in, with the man storming out.

Fast forward a couple of weeks and his wife reached out to him and the pair managed to reach a compromise.

“We’ve been inseparable ever since. Kelly got pregnant around that time,” he wrote on Reddit.

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“We’ve been through thick and thin; our business has been through several hardships but we weathered them together. We were always there for each other; we could always depend on each other. I loved her so much. She was a part of me and I couldn’t even imagine a life without her.”

The man took to Reddit after the DNA test revealed that their twins aren't his biological children.

He went on to say that Kelly had been ‘crying and apologising’ and that she later explained what had happened.

He wrote: “She told me that during the time we had that fight at the start of our marriage, she got drunk one night and slept with a random guy, and that she has not cheated on me since.

“The betrayal has left me disoriented. I told Kelly I needed time to process this and I’m currently staying at a hotel. I don’t know what I’m even doing anymore – the last two days have been a blur. I feel like a zombie, completely unable to feel or process anything. I don’t intend to abandon my kids – I might not be their father, but I’m still their dad and I love them dearly.”

The man said his life was turned upside down after a DNA test.
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The heart-broken man went on to say that his thoughts were a ‘mess’ and he was struggling to eat, but despite it all he still stressed that Kelly had always been ‘a great wife and an excellent business partner’.

“I don’t know if I’ll be able to look at her the same again or if I’ll be the same person again,” he concluded. “I don’t know how to move forward.

The post was soon flooded with messages of support and advice for the devastated dad, with one person writing: “You need a vacation where you, by yourself, can sit on a hilltop and sort through this.”

Another commented: “Whatever decision you make in regards to her at least you’re trying to maintain a relationship with your kids. Blood doesn’t make a family.”

While a third said: "Please PLEASE make sure to sit your kids down and TELL THEM that you love them no matter what, and that this ISN'T THEIR FAULT."

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Topics: Parenting