Woman disgusted after husband leaves her to start family with her teenage daughter
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People have flooded to social media in support of a woman after she revealed her husband left her for her daughter.
A marriage falling apart is an extremely upsetting prospect to deal with, let alone when one half of the partnership is leaving to be with someone else.
In Sarah's* case, her partner left her in one of the most unimaginable and hurtful ways possible - by running off with her daughter.
Sarah has since spoken out on Reddit about her experience.
The 40-year-old American took to the social media platform to open up about a time where 'life felt perfect'.
Sarah first met her husband when she was a single parent with a three-year-old daughter.
She had been overjoyed he had been so willing to take on her daughter as if she was his own and continue building a family together.
In 2010, Sarah had 'two kids, a great husband, a house, car, nice job'. "Life was great," she told her fellow Redditers.
However, seven years later, everything changed.
Sarah's husband turned around and said he was leaving her shortly after her daughter's 18th birthday.
The mum recalled: "He told me that he was now in a relationship with my daughter and was leaving me for her. I couldn’t believe this. I couldn’t process it. I felt crushed, angry, disgusted, mad - every feeling I could feel.
"My now-ex-husband never gave me creepy vibes, but if he got with my daughter when she was 18, I’m sure something had been going on while she was a minor."
Despite trying to reason with her daughter, the 18-year-old wouldn't listen and didn't understand 'how it's wrong or gross' - neither did her ex-husband.
Sarah revealed her daughter ended up getting pregnant with her ex-husband just a year later.
The mum decided she'd had enough and so decided to cut ties with the pair.
However, it's been hard on her and her son. "My son has had some hard times understanding why his sister and dad are gone, I haven’t told him the truth.
“Maybe I should, but he’s only 10. I told him his sister went to university and his dad had to go away for a while."
Sarah's daughter is now 22 years old. Sarah's ex-husband 'who raised [the 22-year-old] like she was his own daughter' is 44.
The pair reportedly now have two children.
Sarah wrote: "Her kids are my grandchildren, who also happen to be half-siblings with my son. How sick is that?! It’s disgusting.
"I’m still not over this. I don’t know how to get over this. I just want to move on."
Fellow Reddit users have rushed to Sarah's post to comfort her.
One said: "You poor woman! My heart goes out to you! [...] You just have to protect you!"
"Holy crap. I have no advice here. I'm just really very, very sorry about your losses. That is absolutely 100% a messed up situation and every negative feeling you have is completely the appropriate reaction to this. I am so, so sorry. I hope the best for you," another wrote.
A third echoed the majority of the comments: "Please see a therapist, this is probably your best way.
"As for your daughter not caring, you realize she has been groomed for years to be exactly as she is now. She might not realize it now (she is still very young), but she will, it will take time.
"I am sorry this is happening to you."
*Names have been changed for the purpose of this article.