Being betrayed, double-crossed, or stabbed in the back is a near-universal human experience. Whether it’s being cheated on by a partner, ditched by a friend, or sold out by a co-worker, everyone can relate to being hung out to dry by someone they trusted or even loved. So when the ever-bubbling font of human experience that is r/AskReddit posed the question “People who have had “friends” stab you in the back, what is the story?” the tales of betrayal began flowing like sour wine.
1. The Double Feature Doublecross
Made plans to go see a movie with my friends for my 16th birthday and planned it weeks in advance. Everybody bailed the day before/of but I decided to still go see the movie.
Ran into my whole group of friends leaving the movie theater while buying popcorn. – SweetZombieJesus
2. The Shutout
Best friend stopped talking to me after my dad died. Took the whole friend group with him. Apparently I was “too emotional”
I was 13. Having my entire friend group walk away from me when I was in such a shitty place stuck with me forever. – genericname619
3. The Confused Homewrecker
She slept with my boyfriend because she thought she was in love with ME? Wackest shit I ever did hear – uglymoz
4. The Worst Bestie
I had one friend. I was bullied by everyone at elementary school. Because my friend would be bullied too when they hung out with me at school, we only played outside of school.
One day a popular kid asked to play with me during recess. I was ecstatic! Until after a while they said “You’re not as bad as ‘friend’ said you are”. And that’s how I learned WHY I was bullied. – ArishaSmile
5. The Odd Man Out
Asked two of my friends if they wanted to live together in college. Then one of them asked another person in our friend group if he wanted to join in as well. Then they asked another…and another. And then once there were too many people for one apartment, they dropped me out of it. No longer “friends” with any of them. Was kinda a wake up call though because I definitely gave way too much of myself to those people not knowing that I was the most expendable one. It really taught me not to put others on a pedestal and respect myself more and has since led to me developing far more healthy relationships that bring me a lot of happiness. – Sighborninja
6. The Happily Never After
My wife said she needed some time for herself so she went to stay at her mom’s for a while. One day I went to pick up my kids and walked in on her and my best friend having sex.
Turns out it had been going on for a while and she knew him before she knew me (which I had no clue about). – LonesomeHebrew
7. The Table For One
I booked a table for 6 people to watch a sports event at a bar. I tell them so. All 5 friends say OK we will be there. No one shows up or even has the decency call or text that they were not coming. – bjrni
8. The Big Yikes
My friends told me to “grieve better” after my boyfriend died – J-Bad
9. The Sticky Situation
I had some “friends” who were always talking crap about me (found out from another good friend) and one day a came to school in my brand new jeans that costed around €150 and they put glue on my chair while I was in the bathroom. I sat on it. I asked which one of them did it, none of them said a word. We went to the principal’s office and these pos had the BALLS to say that I put it there to get them in trouble. Their parents where called and I earned around €200 and a new pair of jeans. – Rulermax
10. The F*ck In The Henhouse
Had a good bud of mine, who’s the godfather of my son, living with me and my wife. I travel a lot for work, and was out of the country for about 6 months in the Middle East. Came back and found out she was pregnant, with twins, and that they weren’t mine. – Nephilimelohim